Marilynn Webb

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1937

Coastline 9

  • Purchased 1971
  • Linoleum engraving and embossing
  • 490 x 382mm
  • 71/69
  • 1971

Marilynn Webb is one of the few New Zealand artists to work full-time as a printmaker and she describes her work as being entirely autographic. The New Zealand landscape, and in particular that of Central Otago, has been a recurring source of inspiration. Her Coastline series was completed in Auckland before she was awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago in 1974 and settled in Dunedin. Webb has often combined print mediums and hand-colouring with her prints, and this work is printed with both engraving and embossing processes. It was purchased by Muir from Christchurch’s Graphic Gallery. (1969 Comeback Special 27 August – 6 November 2016)