- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Kevin Lincoln 1998
- Description of Featured Image
- A half-length portrait of the artist Kevin Lincoln. Lincoln is turned in three-quarter profile to the left, has spectacles, and wears a jacket and sweater. Behind his head is a dark vertical panel. Although inscribed ‘8’, this is actually the fifth and final state of this print.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Drypoint and etching on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: No papers identified.
Image size: 307 x 230 mm
Matrix size: 310 x 231 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- Five states. Edition of four numbered impressions, 1998.
- For an illustration of Amor’s 1996 portrait in oils of Kevin Lincoln, see Niagara Galleries, Rick Amor (exh. cat.), Niagara Galleries, Richmond, Victoria, 1996, n.p., cat. no. 3.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: eight state impressions, numbered 1 through 8; AP II.
- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: ed. II/IV (2007.637).
Rick Amor and Kevin Lincoln (b. 1941) have been friends for many years, and both artists have made portraits of each other. Amor has painted a caricature of Lincoln, as well as a portrait in oils (Niagara Galleries 1996), with E.113 being his most recent portrait of his friend; it was made when Lincoln was fifty-seven years old.
The portrait was first scored in drypoint, directly in front of the subject, in Amor’s Alphington studio and was subsequently worked up and completed. Having achieved a good likeness by the second state, Amor turned to the setting, providing a stabilizing geometry behind the sitter. This geometry reflects the careful placement of elements in Lincoln’s own works and also illustrates Amor’s method of working out his compositions by means of calculated, grid-like structures.
Amor has explained that the unusual way he numbered the edition impressions in this instance is due to the fact that he did not wish to print a big edition.
- Kevin Lincoln, Portrait
Record last updated 16/02/2021