Art: The Alternative Tradition

Face I, 1978, by Noel Counihan

Face I by Noel Counihan
1978 Linocut
© 2001 Patricia Counihan.
Not to be reproduced without written permission

This 1978 linocut, Face I, by Australian artist Noel Counihan (1913-86), sums up a career dedicated to persistent issues still plaguing us today- freedom versus oppression, peace versus war, greed versus social justice, and the value of work compared with the iniquity of exploitation.

But this face typifies the artist's reaction to many a particular situation…