© Colin Davidson
 
Colin Davidson, Northern Irish, b.1968
Title: Portrait of Jennifer Johnston
Date: 2015
Medium: Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 45.6 x 38 cm
Plate: 34.6 x 26.5 cm
Signed: lower right (in graphite): CDAVIDSON
Credit Line: Purchased, 2017
Object Number: NGI.2017.23.1
DescriptionGraphic Studio Dublin, Fine Art Printmakers, was founded in 1960 to teach traditional printmaking skills then unavailable in Irish art colleges, and to provide studios and technical assistance to artists to make fine art prints. Its founders were Patrick Hickey, Leslie MacWeeney, Liam Miller, Elizabeth Rivers and Anne Yeats. Graphic Studio Gallery was established in 1988, to promote fine-art printmaking in Ireland and abroad, to educate the public about printmaking, and to exhibit and sell prints on behalf of member artists. It is located off Cope Street in Temple Bar while the Studio is based in an old warehouse building in North Circular Road.

Graphic Studio Dublin published Sponsor's Portfolios from the 1960s to the 1980s. These portfolios consisted of six prints presented in a portfolio and in later publications a poem was also added. These works were produced to raise funds for the running of the studio and were a great success. In 2010 Graphic Studio relaunched the Sponsor’s Portfolios as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Over ten years, they will publish 10 portfolios (on per year) Each year an edition of 75 bespoke folders is made, each of which contains four prints by Graphic Studio printmakers and invited artists, as well as one piece of writing. Writers have included John Banville and Colm Tóibín. The 2015 Graphic Studio Dublin Sponsor's Portfolio includes works by Colin Davidson, Niamh Flanagan, David Lunney, James McCreary and Jennifer Johnston.
ProvenancePrinted at Graphic Studio Dublin

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