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Title

Intimacy

1983

Artist

Graeme Peebles

Australia

22 Jan 1955 –

  • Details

    Date
    1983
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    mezzotint, printed in cyan ink on white Arches paper
    Edition
    23/40
    Dimensions
    15.1 x 20.2 cm platemark; 42.0 x 40.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Graeme Peebles 83".

    Credit
    Purchased 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    271.1990
    Copyright
    © Graeme Peebles

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Graeme 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 made his first mezzotint in 1973 while a student at RMIT, after seeing a reproduction of one by Hamaguchi in Anthony Gross's book' Etching, engraving and intaglio printing' (London: Oxford University Press, 1970). Tate Adams, who was teaching there, had a mezzotint rocker, so Peebles embarked on two years of experimentation, supplemented by technical books on the subject. His first instruction in the medium came in 1976 when he went to England. He worked for three months at the New Crane Studios, learning how to print mezzotints, and visited the British and Victoria and Albert Museums to look at their print collections. His early work is 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.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by Graeme Peebles

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