Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Australian art

View More:


Title

The green house, Pera, Istanbul (Study for 'Façade')

1994


Artist

Earle Backen

Australia

01 Sep 1927 - 03 Oct 2005


About

Earle Backen distinguished himself as a printmaker and teacher of printmaking in Sydney in the 1960s and 70s after spending a number of years in London and more significantly, Paris, in the 1950s as a NSW Traveling Scholarship holder.

In the 1980s he put printmaking aside and devoted himself wholly to painting, producing some of the finest classically inspired modern still life compositions by any Australian artist.

Backen excelled as a watercolourist; his mastery over the medium revealed not only great freedom of execution over transparent washes of watercolour, but also control over brilliantly saturated light-filled colour and fine draughtsmanship.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006


Details


Date

1994


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, pen and black ink, white pastel on grey/green paper


Dimensions

31.0 x 23.0 cm sight


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., pen and black ink "E Backen '94".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

305.2006


Artist information

Earle Backen

Works in the collection

34