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Who is Grahame King?

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By Gwylym Owen

Grahame King (23 February 1915 – 11 October 2008) was a master Australian printmaker, who has been called the “patron saint of contemporary Australian printmaking”. He was answerable for the revival of print making in Australia in the 1960s. He helped set occurring the Print Council of Australia, of which he was the first Honorary Secretary and was forward-thinking President. He taught printmaking at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) from 1966 to 1988. In 1991, he was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to education. As skillfully as teaching, King produced his own art work, concentrating on lithographs and monotypes. He was plus a gifted photographer and used his photography both in his teaching and in his practice.

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