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Works by Colin McCahon


Colin McCahon is recognized as one of New Zealand’s foremost painters for his inventive and visionary contribution to art. He lived from 1919 to 1987, his career spanning four decades of the Twentieth Century. His landscapes reflect his environmental concerns, but also a recognition of the raw essence of a young country, and an ability to portray New Zealand in a unique and iconic way. Religious and moral issues are explored throughout McCahon’s work, as evidenced by his use of Christian imagery. Another of McCahon's interests was poetry, and he became the first New Zealand artist to incorporate words and numbers in his work.


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Margin below image in pencil: North Otago Colin McCahon. Ed 50 No 18 73; in charcoal: [fingerprint].

Margin below image in pencil: Colin McCahon. ’73; No 1. Ed 2.

Title supplied by Gordon Brown.

Title supplied by Gordon Brown.

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