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John Coburn was an Australian abstract Painter, Teacher, Tapestry designer and Printmaker.
Coburn studied art at East Sydney Technical College in 1947. He finished his four-year training dissatisfied.
By 1955–1956 Coburn was starting to find his own style.
In 1956 he joined the ABC when television came in, working on Set Design and art work.
Coburn taught art at East Sydney Technical College from 1959–1966 and he later became Head of the National Art School at the College for two years.
He won the Blake Prize for Religious Art twice, in 1960 and again in 1977 (shared with Rodney Milgate).
All the major Galleries in Australia have collected and displayed his works as well as many major private and corporate collections, such as the CBUS Collection of Australian Art. For several years, two of his tapestries were hung in the Sydney Opera House, as curtains in the Drama Theatre and the renamed Joan Sutherland Theatre.
Seven hang in the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C. His works are also displayed in the Vatican Museum, Rome.