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History of New Zealand painting

Parliament's culture and traditions

  • Page 3 – Parliament in postcards

    Painters and photographers loved to capture the beauty of Parliament's buildings in postcards, and New Zealanders and visitors sent these to friends and family in new Zealand

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  • Page 3 - Parliament in postcardsPainters and photographers loved to capture the beauty of Parliament's buildings in postcards, and New Zealanders and visitors sent these to friends and family in new Zealand and

Biographies

  • Butler, George Edmund

    George Edmund Butler became New Zealand’s second official war artist in August 1918 – as it turned out, just three months before the end of the war. There are almost 100 of his works in New Zealand's National Collection of War Art, making him this country's most prolific First World War artist

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  • McCahon, Colin John

    Colin McCahon’s works became some of the most recognisable and celebrated paintings ever to be produced in New Zealand.

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  • Hodgkins, Frances Mary

    Frances Hodgkins’ 56-year career as an artist earned her a secure place among the English avant-garde of the 1930s and 1940s. She was the first New Zealand-born artist to achieve such stature.

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  • Earle, Augustus

    Augustus Earle was the first European artist to establish himself for a time in New Zealand and make a prolonged study of part of the country and a number of its people.

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  • Angus, Rita

    From the 1960s Rita Angus was recognised as one of the leading figures in 20th-century New Zealand art.

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