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John Noble


A charcoal on grey paper portrait drawing of John Noble by American artist Bill Murphy.  Noble is seated and looking downwards.

Bill Murphy (1952 - ) was born and raised on Staten Island.  In 1977, he met John Noble, the draftsman and printmaker. The two became close friends. The young arist admired Noble's disciplined renderings of Staten Island's coastal landscape. Murphy is known for his etchings and lithographs, as well as his paintings and drawings.  

Artist: Bill Murphy (1952 - )

Title: John Noble

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Dates: 1982

Dimensions: 58" H x 48" W

Signature/Inscription: Bill Murphy; Front - Bottom right

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1983.1.1

Rights Statement: Copyright - Bill Murphy

Credit: Weissglass Memorial Purchase Prize, 1983

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