Mar 8, 2008

McCahon at the Gallery

Considered one of the most influential modernists in the Australasian region, Colin John McCahon (1919-1987), was a member of the Christchurch art collective The Group.

His early figurative work of the 1940s and 1950s was dominated by images drawn from religious paintings, often set in the New Zealand landscape.

Along with Rita Angus and Toss Woollaston he is credited with introducing modern styles to New Zealand art in the early twentieth century.

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