Artists / Jack Courier (John Auguste)

(1915-2007)

Jack Courier is a recognised  master lithographer. He is represented in National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, numerous regional art galleries and private and corporate collections.

 

 In 1937 he joined the George Bell school of modernist painters as a student.  He quickly distinguished himself as an exceptional talent, and in exchange for help in the studio, Bell taught him painting free of charge.

 

Courier became aware of the scope lithography could offer his art during a study tour of Europe in 1950. In 1951 he commenced lithography classes with  a commercial printer in London in order to fully understand the technical aspects of controlling the lithographic print medium. In 1954, with the assistance of a British Council Bursary, Courier enrolled at the Slade School of Art London University, where he continued to study painting and drawing as well as lithography.

 

In 1961 Courier returned permanently to Australia where he commenced teaching part-time at Caulfield Technical College, now part of Monash University. Recognition as a leading light in contemporary lithography quickly followed as he became an inspiration to his students, many of whom went on to build their own careers within the arts.

 

He established a studio at his home in Toorak Road where his English training and the use of close tones that he had mastered at the Slade set him apart from his peers as did the investigative nature of his work.

Works

Standing Figure 1971 by Jack Courier (John Auguste)

Standing Figure

lithograph

54x41cm

Purchase for $1,800.00

London Winter 1963 by Jack Courier (John Auguste)

London Winter

lithograph

32.5x44cm

Purchase for $1,800.00

Kitchen Dresser 1960 by Jack Courier (John Auguste)

Kitchen Dresser

lithograph

48x34cm

Purchase for $1,800.00

Still Life 1990 by Jack Courier (John Auguste)

Still Life

lithograph

25x43cm

Purchase for $1,800.00

Nocturnal 1960 by Jack Courier (John Auguste)

Nocturnal

lithograph (artists proof)

49x33cm

Purchase for $1,800.00