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Title

Sketchbook no. 5

1972-2003


Artist

John Coburn

Australia

23 Sep 1925 - 07 Nov 2006


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


Details


Date

1972-2003


Media categories

Sketchbook , Drawing


Dimensions


Credit

Gift of Doreen Coburn, the artist's widow 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

30.2007


Artist information

John Coburn

Works in the collection

70