Rose was born in Melbourne and began painting and printmaking in 1960, first making the screenprints for which he is best known, in 1961. In 1964-65 he travelled in Europe and studied etching at Escuela Lonja in Barcelona; he also produced a series of lithographs at a local commercial lithographers workshop. From 1967-76 he taught printmaking at East Sydney Technical College, leaving to pursue his own work full-time from 1977-86. Rose taught at the City Art Institute, Sydney from 1986-90. From 1976-2006 he lived and worked in Ourimbah NSW, the subject of this etching.
aquatint, printed in black ink on white wove paper
45.3 cm diam., platemark; 79.7 x 58.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "david rose 1978".
Gift of Graham Blondel 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display