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Matcham Skipper
, 1963

by Mark Strizic

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 26.5 cm x 34.8 cm)

Matcham Skipper (b. 1930) was born in Melbourne, and studied at the Victorian artists' colony Monsalvat under the tutelage of its founder, the artist and philosopher Justus Jorgensen. Today Matcham Skipper is known for his proficiency in a variety of arts, including film-making, metalwork, jewellery-making, silversmithing, and clay modelling. He currently teaches the two latter disciplines at Monsalvat. His wrought-iron Screens (1962) can be seen at the front entrance to the Australian National University's H. C. Coombs building.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2003
Accession number: 2003.136