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Title

Sketchbook no. 1

1972-1975

Artist

John Coburn

Australia

23 Sep 1925 – 07 Nov 2006

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  • Details

    Date
    1972-1975
    Media categories
    Sketchbook , Drawing
    Materials used
    bound sketchbook: 21 leaves, 20 drawings, mixed media
    Dimensions
    23.0 x 31.0 cm leaf; 23.0 x 31.5 x 0.6 cm closed book; 23.0 x 63.0 cm open book
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. corner part a (page 1), black ball-point pen "Coburn 1972".

    Credit
    Gift of Doreen Coburn, the artist's widow 2007
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    26.2007.a-u
    Copyright
    © Estate of John Coburn. Copyright Agency
    Artist information
    John Coburn

    Works in the collection

    70

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  • About

    John Coburn was one of the most successful and celebrated of modern Australian artists. Born in Queensland he studied, lived and taught in Sydney for most of his working life, establishing himself as a major artist since the early 1960s. Painter, printmaker and designer of tapestries he is perhaps best known for his simplified and stylized abstract paintings and screenprints, as well as tapestries designed and made at Aubusson, France. He was Head of the National Art School in the early 1970s and a trustee of the Gallery 1976-80. There are a number of books devoted to his work, including those by Allen Rozen 1980, Nadine Amadio 1988 and Lou Klepac 2005.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2007

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