They mute horses don't they?
22 Jan 1955 -
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.
colour mezzotint on ivory wove paper
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".
Gift of Graham Blondel 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Anne Gérard-Austin, Look, 'The exquisite and erstwhile mezzotints of a contemporary master', pp34-35, Sydney, Nov 2012, 34.