The Art of Grahame King
Grahame Kings life as an artist began with his mastery of the new art of colour reproduction as a photolithographic colour etcher in Melbourne in the 1930s. At the same time, study at the National Gallery Art School with George Bell assisted his development as a painter. After war service and travels abroad, King returned to Melbourne with his wife, the sculptor Inge King. The two held a number of joint exhibitions of paintings and sculptures in Australia throughout the 1950s and then, from c.1962 Grahame King turned his attention, increasingly, towards the art of lithography becoming a master in this field of printmaking. He has also devoted himself to promoting the art of lithography and printmaking generally through the Print Council of Australia. He is often called Australias patron saint of printmaking. The book examines his seven decades working as an artist in Melbourne and is lavishly illustrated with colour reproductions throughout.
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Foreword by Roger Butler
The Early Years by Sasha Grishin 15
The Lithographs of Grahame King by Libby Bright 59
Dualities by Jenny Zimmer 77
The Perpetual Excitement of New Visual 145
Grahame King and the Print Council of 152
Catalogue of Paintings 159
1962 Lithograph Abbey Aboriginal Abstract Expressionism abstractionists acrylic paint Adelaide Aftermath Alan McCulloch Antipodean Arnhem Land Art Gallery art school Australian art Australian artists Australian Print Survey Australian Print Workshop Australian printmaking Barnett Newman Bernard Smith bushfire Canberra central colour composition Council of Australia dimensions unknown early Eastgate Gallery Elton Fox experience figurative Gallery in Melbourne Gallery of Victoria George Bell Gothic Tracery Grahame King Grahame's hardboard Herald Melbourne imagery included Janet Dawson Japanese Jenny Zimmer John Brack joint exhibition King's art King's lithographs King's paintings Landscape Leonard French lithographs lnge King major marks Martin King Max Newton Medieval Motif medium Melbourne art Melbourne's modern Monoprint monotypes National Gallery nature Noel Counihan Nolan non-figurative Noulangi Obiri Oil on hardboard organisation paint on canvas painter Print Council printmaking Rain Spirit RMlT Sasha Grishin sculptures Sidney Nolan Stanley Coe Gallery Sydney travelling Tree Form Udo Sellbach Warrandyte