John Coburn’s, The Picadors is a fine example of one of Australia’s most acclaimed and accomplished abstract painters, printmaker and tapestry designers.
Coburn studied at the National Art School in Sydney in 1947, where he later went on to teach and was appointed head of the school between 1972 to 1974. Early in his career Coburn was greatly influenced by Piccaso’s Cubist works and the abstract American Expressionist movement. Coburn later developed his own style of abstract symbolism that regularly featured religious elements.
Coburn’s work is highly collectable, enjoying increasing popularity and prices. Coburn is represented in all major Australia galleries, Vatican Museum, Rome, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna and many private and corporate collections worldwide.