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NOEL COUNIHAN 
1913-1986

 

  

 

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Noel Counihan was born in Melbourne in 1913 and studied with Charles Wheeler at the National Gallery Art School, in Melbourne.
He became a confirmed atheist and communist and in 1931 helped establish the Workers Art Guild, producing linocuts and lithographs for their pamphlets and magazine covers.
Later he worked as a cartoonist for various publications, and painted in oils.
His awards included two 1sts in the Australia At War competition, the Albury Prize in 1948, the Crouch Prize 1956 and 1957, the McCaughey Memorial Prize in 1958 and the Bronze Medal at the International Exhibition of Graphic Art in Leipzeig in 1959.
He died in Melbourne on 5 July 1986, aged 73.

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