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Portrait study of the artist's mother



John Philippides

Egypt, Australia

1945 –

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  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    pencil on white Canson paper
    48.0 x 33.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2009
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Artist information
    John Philippides

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Greek parentage, John Philippides is a Blue Mountains-based artist, who trained at the Academies of Fine Arts in Rome and Venice in the mid 1960s, before migrating to Australia in 1969. He has exhibited since the mid 1970s, including several solo exhibitions in Italy in recent years. Two of his drawings were selected to become part of the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings in 2001 and he was a finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 2007. Philippides is a painter, draughtsman and has taught art in New South Wales. In 2003 he resigned from teaching to dedicate himself full-time to his art.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication