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Title

Study for portrait

1963


Artist

Justin O'Brien

Australia, Italy

02 Aug 1917 - 17 Jan 1996


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Elizabeth Bay Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

1963


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, pen and brown ink, wash on cream wove paper


Dimensions

37.8 x 27.6 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., blue ball-point pen “O’Brien ‘63”.


Credit

Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

204.2012


Artist information

Justin O'Brien

Works in the collection

20