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Graeme Peebles

(Australia 22 Jan 1955 – )

Title
They mute horses don't they?
Year
1974
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour mezzotint on ivory wove paper
Edition
21/60
Dimensions

20.2 x 58.5 cm platemark; 42.7 x 68.6 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Graeme Peebles 79".
Credit
Gift of Graham Blondel 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
288.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

Peebles was born in Melbourne and studied printmaking at RMIT 1973-75, with further studies in Italy and England in 1976-77, specifically on the mezzotint. He has exhibited prints and has taught printmaking in Melbourne since 1977. He is Australia's foremost practitioner of mezzotint, the first of which he made in 1973. His early works are principally still life, the object drawn directly on to the plate; often there are metaphorical links; for example he often uses fruit whose shapes lend themselves to innuendo.

Bibliography (1)

Anne Gérard-Austin, Look, 'The exquisite and erstwhile mezzotints of a contemporary master', pp34-35, Newtown, Nov 2012, 34.