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Title

Study for portrait

1963

Artist

Justin O'Brien

Australia, Italy

02 Aug 1917 - 17 Jan 1996

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Elizabeth Bay Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1963
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, pen and brown ink, wash on cream wove paper
    Dimensions
    37.8 x 27.6 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., blue ball-point pen “O’Brien ‘63”.

    Credit
    Bequest of Margaret Olley 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    204.2012
    Copyright
    © Estate of Justin O'Brien

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  • About

    In 1963, when this portrait was drawn, O’Brien was living in Elizabeth Bay, and working as the Art Master at Cranbrook School, a position he held from 1946–67. He was an inspiration to a number of his students who later grew to become artists, including Martin Sharp and Brian Dunlop; many of his students also modelled for portraits, most likely including this drawing.

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