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John Coburn

1925 - 2006

Biography:

Born Ingham, Queensland 23 September 1925, John Coburn studied at the East Sydney Technical School from 1947 to 1950, where he subsequently taught from 1959 to 1966. Primarily a painter he has also designed tapestries for the Aubusson workshops, and produced screenprints and lithographs. His screenprints, the first of which was executed in 1958, were mainly printed by his wife Barbara.

 

“My aim is to create formal harmonies of shapes and colours that exist in their own right and at the same time distil the essence of a place, a thing or an incident. Vital art must be a natural outpouring of ones experience disciplined by form.”

 

He won the Blake prize in 1960 and designed tapestries for the John  Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, Washington and notably for the Sydney Opera House.

Represented

Represented National Gallery of Australia and most state and regional galleries. His works are also held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.

John Coburn art

Signed "Coburn" verso

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Artwork Title:
Meeting
Medium:
Aubusson Tapestry
Size:
150cm x 185cm
Description:

Signed "Coburn" verso

Edition 1/3

 

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