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Title

The chief engineer

1965


Artist

Jan Senbergs

Australia, Latvia

29 Oct 1939 -


About

"I forget which came first the painting or the print – they were done at the same time and place. I was still using paper stencils, but starting to introduce oil pastel lines – a slight touch of drawing to put on top of the paper stencils, introducing some sort of line with form, a rough line … They were bigger prints. I was beginning to become more confident. At the time I was painting on sheets of Masonite, six by fours – I was trying to introduce some textural thing in the paintings; and in the same way I was trying to introduce a textural feel in the prints …"

Jan Senbergs
[Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs complete screenprints 1960-88, pg 28]


Details


Date

1965


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour screenprint on cartridge paper


Edition

unnumbered from edition of 4


Dimensions

63.2 x 50.1 cm image; 64.0 x 51.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. in image, pencil "J. Senbergs '64".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

283.2008


Artist information

Jan Senbergs

Works in the collection

61


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Jan Senbergs: Complete screenprints 1960-88, Sydney, 2008, 28, 29 (colour illus.). cat.no. 15

Patrick McCaughey, Voyage and landfall: the art of Jan Senbergs, Carlton, 2006, 10-11.

Young Australian Painters, Sydney, 1965. cat.no. 84; NOTE: Impression unknown.