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John Drawbridge **NEW** OUT OF PRINT

By DAMIAN SKINNER

In **NEW** Condition

This Limited Edition Book John Drawbridge includes an essay by Dr Damian Skinner with contributions by Robert Macdonald and Tony Drawbridge.

A book that shows the breadth and depth of John Drawbridge (1930 – 2005), one of this country’s most significant artists. Included in this large format book of 264 pages.

There are two 5 page and one 3 page spreads and abundant examples illustrating Drawbridge’s brilliance in fields as diverse as oil and watercolour painting, large public murals, printmaking and stained glass.

John Drawbridge was a brilliant and diverse visual artist. His knowledge of art theory and technique, together with his wonderful sense of aesthetic enabled him to create a challenging, exciting and varied body of work. Oil and watercolour painter, printmaker, muralist, stained glass artist and textile creator, John possessed the mind and soul of an artist and the hands of a craftsman.

With an artistic career spanning 50 years, highlights comprise of being invited to exhibit at the 10th International Bianco e Nero Exhibition in Lugano (1968), Switzerland, where he won a major prize for his work. He was awarded an MBE in 1978 and received an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from Massey University in 2002.

John Drawbridge began his career as a textile designer. Over a 50-year period he created over 200 limited edition mezzotints, etchings, drypoints and lithographs. John also worked in oil and watercolour, large public murals, printmaking and stained glass.

His murals include the New Zealand House Mural in London, the Expo 70 Mural, 42 metre-long 4.8 metre-high mural in the Banqueting Hall in the Beehive & John's 14 Stations of the Cross stained glass works at the Home of Compassion Chapel.

Pub: Ron Sang Publications 2008

Binding: Hard cover with dust jacket

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