Max Coward

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Winning Linocut in the 1939 Bickart's Lino Cut Competition by Max Coward. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection [Cat. No. 539].
Ballarat School of Mines Magazine Committee, 1939. Max Coward stands to the far left in the centre row. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection [Cat. No. 539].
Cartoon by Max Howard printed in the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1939. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection [Cat. No. 539].
Cartoon of Joyce by Max Howard printed in the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1940. Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection [Cat. No. 3751].

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History

Max Coward was born in Ballarat.[1] He was training to be an art teacher at the Ballarat Technical Art School from 1937 to 1940.[2] In 1939 he was on the Ballarat School of Mines Magazine Committee, and his work has been reproduced in that edition.

He enlisted in the A.I.F. and was a Naval Trainee at Flinders Naval Depot in 1941.[3] During these years Max Coward was described as a cartoonist and illustrator. He was attached to the Naval Intelligence Division in 1945, producing stories and drawings for the Navy newspaper Dit. His work was reproduced in the Christmas annual, HMAS Mk IV and the Army educational journal, Salt.

Coward was active as a printmaker in the 1970s.[4]

Legacy

Max Coward's work is in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.[5]

Two works by Max Coward are held in the Federation University Art Collection.

See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Ballarat Technical Art School

World War Two

Notes


References

  1. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P02529.001, accessed 20/03/2019.
  2. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1941, p2.
  3. Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, 1941, p2.
  4. http://www.printsandprintmaking.gov.au/artists/5516/, accessed 20/03/2019.
  5. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P02529.001, accessed 20/03/2019.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 09:38, 9 April 2015 (AEST)

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