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Drawing - Untitled

Untitled

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cohen, Harold, born 1928 - died 2016 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand drawing in ink on impact print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Harold Cohen

  • Museum number:

    E.320-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case RK, shelf 14, box R

Cohen trained as a painter and represented Britain at the 1966 Venice Biennale. In 1968 he became a visiting professor at the University of California at San Diego, where he was introduced to computer programming. This hand-coloured drawing on a computer printout reads as a contour map and illustrates his early interest in the new medium.

Physical description

Hand drawing in coloured inks on impact print.

Place of Origin

USA (made)

Date

1969 (made)

Artist/maker

Cohen, Harold, born 1928 - died 2016 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Hand drawing in ink on impact print

Marks and inscriptions

'Harold Cohen '69'
In pencil, in lower right side, artist's signature and date

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Length: 21.8 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing in ink on impact print, by Harold Cohen, 1969.

Labels and date

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers (2018)

HAROLD COHEN (1928–2016)
Untitled
USA, 1969

Harold Cohen was an established painter in the 1960s, representing Britain at the 1966 Venice Biennale. In 1968 he became a visiting professor in California, where he wrote his first computer programs. This is one of his earliest computergenerated works, containing numbers distributed according to the program printed in the lower left corner. Cohen drew lines around the numbers by hand, creating an artwork that resembles a contour map.

Computer-generated impact print, with hand drawing in ink
Given by the artist
Museum no. E.320-2009 [07/07/2018-18/11/2018]
Harold Cohen born 1928
Untitled
1969

Cohen trained as a painter and represented Britain at the 1966 Venice Biennale. In 1968 he became a visiting professor at the University of California at San Diego, where he was introduced to computer programming. This hand-coloured drawing on a computer printout reads as a contour map and illustrates his early interest in the new medium.

Drawing in ink on impact print
Given by Harold Cohen
Museum no. E.320-2009 [07/12/2009 - 25/04/2010]

Materials

Printing-out paper; Coloured ink

Techniques

Impact printing; Free-hand drawing; Computer-generated

Categories

Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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