(Australia, Italy 02 Aug 1917 – 17 Jan 1996)
Study for portrait
- Place of origin
Elizabeth Bay →
New South Wales →
- Media category
- Materials used
- pencil, pen and brown ink, wash on cream wove paper
37.8 x 27.6 cm sheet (irreg.)
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.r., blue ball-point pen “O’Brien ‘63”.
- Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012
- Accession number
- © Estate of Justin O'Brien
- Not on display
- Further information
In 1963, when this portrait was drawn, O’Brien was living in Elizabeth Bay, and working as the Art Master at Cranbrook School, a position he held from 1946–67. He was an inspiration to a number of his students who later grew to become artists, including Martin Sharp and Brian Dunlop; many of his students also modelled for portraits, most likely including this drawing.
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