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Title

The green house, Pera, Istanbul (Study for 'Façade')

1994

Artist

Earle Backen

Australia

01 Sep 1927 - 03 Oct 2005

  • Details

    Date
    1994
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    pencil, pen and black ink, white pastel on grey/green paper
    Dimensions
    31.0 x 23.0 cm sight
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., pen and black ink "E Backen '94".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    305.2006
    Copyright
    © Earle Backen Estate

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  • About

    Earle Backen distinguished himself as a printmaker and teacher of printmaking in Sydney in the 1960s and 70s after spending a number of years in London and more significantly, Paris, in the 1950s as a NSW Traveling Scholarship holder.

    In the 1980s he put printmaking aside and devoted himself wholly to painting, producing some of the finest classically inspired modern still life compositions by any Australian artist.

    Backen excelled as a watercolourist; his mastery over the medium revealed not only great freedom of execution over transparent washes of watercolour, but also control over brilliantly saturated light-filled colour and fine draughtsmanship.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

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