Ginger Jars by D K Richmond
470 x 540
Dorothy Kate Richmond (12 September 1861 – 16 April 1935) was a New Zealand painter noted for her watercolor paintings of natural plants and animals and panoramic landscapes.
Apricot Orchard Akaroa by Margaret Stoddart
250 x 350mm
Margaret Olrog Stoddart (3 October 1865–10 December 1934) was a notable New Zealand artist. She was born in Diamond Harbour, Northern Canterbury, New Zealand in 1865 and died in Hanmer Springs in 1934.
Island of Poros by Cedric Savage
445 x 590mm
Cedric Savage was born in Christchurch, trained at the Canterbury College of Art and one of his first jobs was as a modeller for architectural projects, including the new Parliament Buildings in Wellington and the State Theater in Sydney. In 1945 he moved to Golden Bay and went on to inspire and teach other artists. Savage was known to hand-carve frames for his own work, which are still present on some paintings. Savage lived an itinerant life, travelling often between Golden Bay and Europe, where he continued to paint, returning to exhibit to earn enough money to fund more travel.From 1965, Savage was plagued by heart problems, but continued to paint until his death in Greece in 1969, at the age of 68.
Casting Hounds, Reikorangi 1953 by George E Lewens
Oil on canvas
485 x 58mm
Gallus Domesticus Engraving by Fournier
Louis Édouard Fournier (12 December 1857 – 10 April 1917) was a French painter and illustrator.
Fournier participated in many large-scale artistic endeavors, chief of which was the creation of frescoes for the decoration of the Grand Palais in Paris, in association with other artists. Fournier also created many mosaic friezes, considered at the time milestones in French art.
Autumn at Cashmire by Margaret Stoddart
Born 1865, Margaret Olrog Stoddart is arguably New Zealand's best known flower painter.
Born in Diamond Harbour, Canterbury, she enrolled as a foundation student at the Canterbury College of Art in 1882 and became one of New Zealand's first professional women artists.
Following a successful solo exhibition in Melbourne in 1894, Stoddart travelled to Europe and made her base at the artists' colony at St Ives, Cornwall where she met Frances Hodgkins and Dorothy Kate Richmond.
Stoddart returned to Christchurch in 1906. A short time later she began teaching at the Canterbury School of Art, later taking on pupils in Nelson. She was one of the first New Zealand painters to source inspiration and new ideas from Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. She enjoyed painting outdoor landscapes and is well known for her expressive, broad handling of watercolour.
Stoddart is represented in all major New Zealand museums and many private collections. She died in 1934.