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An image of Coffee stall by Weaver Hawkins

Weaver Hawkins

(United Kingdom, Australia 28 Aug 1893 – 13 Aug 1977)

Title
Coffee stall
Year
1921
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching, dark brown ink on ivory laid paper
Edition
2nd state, ed. 1/40
Dimensions

19.0 x 22.4 cm platemark; 23.0 x 29.7 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "H Weaver Hawkins". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist's family 1976
Accession number
284.1976
Copyright
© Estate of H.F Weaver Hawkins
Location
Not on display
Further information

Weaver Hawkins was born in London and studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts 1910-1914. Following active service in the First World War (which left him without the use of his right arm), he re-learnt to draw and paint with his left at the Bristol Art School, the Westminster School of Art (under Walter Bayes, Bernard Meninsky and Randolph Schwabe) and etching from Sir Frank Short at the Royal College of Art. The Gallery Archive has a notebook on technique Hawkins made when studying under Short.

'Coffee stall' was produced while Hawkins was a student of printmaking in 1921. It was exhibited at his first solo exhibition at the Elliott and Fry Galleries, London in 1923. He did not make many intaglio prints, as it taxed his physical strength. While at the school he had an assistant who printed for him, because it was difficult by himself. This led him to experiment with linocuts.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, AGNSW, 1998

Bibliography (3)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 57 (colour illus.). cat.no. 45

Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. 38

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 59 (colour illus.). cat.no. 86

Exhibition history (1)

Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art: