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Dr David M Cockburn OAM, Councillor of the College, co-founder of the National Vision Research Institute and clinical teacher

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Catalogue Number: 12
Dr David M Cockburn OAM, Councillor of the College, co-founder of the National Vision Research Institute and clinical teacher
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Oil painting
Artist: Zageris, Peter (1947 -
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Framed oil painting of Dr David M Cockburn
Historical Significance: Dr Cockburn was foundation Chairman of the Board of the National Vision Research Institute 1971 to 1988 and foundation Chairman of the Board of Continuing Education 1976 - 1992. He was a distinguished clinical teacher and researcher for over 30 years and was a central figure in the fund raising that enabled the NRVI to be established. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Melbourne, the first awarded to an optometrist by the University, and he is depicted in the painting wearing the robes of this degree. The various symbols in the painting signify his interests including that of sailing and navigation. There is a photograph of the portrait in Photo Album 1 Archive Office West wall and also a photograph of it with the artist. SEE IPHOTO FILE FOR DIGITAL IMAGE of Cockburn with the artist, his wife Barbara and the owner of the Elgin Gallery in Elgin St Carlton at which the portrait was privately unveild Cat No 0012A. See his profile Clin Exp Optom 2003; 86: 1: 57-62 which is on this web site under the tab 'People who made history'196 kb image in Museum iPhoto
How Acquired: Commissioned by Council Victorian College of Optometry
Condition: Excellent
Location: Schultz foyer. South wall

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