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This auction is for an Artist’s Original Proof of a fabulous mixed media art work entitled ‘Bridge’ by prominent NZ artist, Kate Coolahan.

Signed by the Artist, titled and dated 1983. AP ed 35

This is an extremely well executed composition with a high level of textural and spacial proportion.

Kate Coolahan graduated from East Sydney Technical College in 1950 and began working as an illustrator for Farmers and Company in Sydney.

Advertising brought Coolahan to New Zealand.

It is not as a painter that Coolahan became best known. Her career development was closely tied to the emergence of printmaking in the 1960s, and to its subsequent shift in status.

For Coolahan, the interest in printmaking was a natural one. As an illustrator and designer, an awareness of printing techniques was essential, and Coolahan was constantly in touch with technological developments in the industry.

In 1962 Coolahan was asked to take night classes in anatomy and drawing at the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design. In 1966, she joined the full time staff, where she remained until 1971, teaching basic design, creative processes, visual communication and drawing.

In order to give primacy to themes and issues, Coolahan has refused to pursue a single media approach, allowing shifts in materials, processes and technology, and the values these embody, to play a key role in her exploration of society.

Kate Coolahan has exhibited extensively in NZ since 1964 and internationally since 1970. Her work is represented in public and private collections.

Excellent condition.

Superbly framed under glass in its original vintage timber frame.

Dimensions (approx.):
Frame: H = 47.4 cm, W = 83.5 cm
Artwork: H = 34 cm, W = 56 cm

I am moving house and, in order to downsize, I need to reduce my collection of quality art works built up over many years. You might like to look at my other listings which include similar and/or related items.

Pick up from Pakuranga, Auckland or courier by arrangement.
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