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Coffee stall



Weaver Hawkins

England, Australia

28 Aug 1893 – 13 Aug 1977

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    etching, dark brown ink on ivory laid paper
    2nd state, ed. 1/40
    19.0 x 22.4 cm platemark; 23.0 x 29.7 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "H Weaver Hawkins". Not dated.

    Gift of the artist's family 1976
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of HF Weaver Hawkins

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  • About

    Weaver Hawkins was born in London and studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts 1910-1914. Following active service in the First World War (which left him without the use of his right arm), he re-learnt to draw and paint with his left at the Bristol Art School, the Westminster School of Art (under Walter Bayes, Bernard Meninsky and Randolph Schwabe) and etching from Sir Frank Short at the Royal College of Art. The Gallery Archive has a notebook on technique Hawkins made when studying under Short.

    'Coffee stall' was produced while Hawkins was a student of printmaking in 1921. It was exhibited at his first solo exhibition at the Elliott and Fry Galleries, London in 1923. He did not make many intaglio prints, as it taxed his physical strength. While at the school he had an assistant who printed for him, because it was difficult by himself. This led him to experiment with linocuts.

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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

Other works by Weaver Hawkins

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