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Artist John Coburn Celebrates Toronto with Massive Drawing

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Canadian artist John Coburn loves drawing cities.

For over 40 years he’s been drawing cityscapes in his signature Pen & Ink drawing style, he’s been featured in 4 books about Manhattan and is best known for his work in Healing Hearts, a book of drawings sent out to families who lost loved ones after 9/11.

His next exhibition along with recent Paris & London drawings features what could easily be the largest drawing of Toronto in history, it’s 12 ft long!!

part1(ABOVE: 1st Half of John Coburn’s 12 ft long drawing of Toronto)

” I was given access to the 25th floor at Bay & Queen ( Simpson Tower ) and drew my brains out for 6 months – my view faced 360 degrees so I could draw the city from every direction ! It features just about every high rise there is downtown as well as capturing Queen St East all away out to the beaches and Queen st West running to Parkdale.” – John Coburn

John Coburn joined Classical FM host Kathleen Kajioka on Tuesday November 4th, 2014 for an interview about his drawing process and upcoming exhibition. 
part2(ABOVE: 2nd Half of John Coburn’s 12 ft long drawing of Toronto)

More drawings by John Coburn:
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See John Coburn’s work at the 4th Annual City & Country Art Exhibition.
Artist John Coburn & Jolene Kessler Textiles & Design.
Opening Nov 6th, 2014 – 6pm to 10 pm show continues until Nov 9th,
The Peter MacKendrick Gallery, Wychwood barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto

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