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    First Names:Colin John
  • Last Name:McCahon
  • Birth Date:01 August 1919
  • Death Date:27 May 1987
  • Age:67y
  • Country:New Zealand
  • Published Notices:(0)
  • ID:71774

Iconic NZ artist credited with introducing NZ to modern art styles in the 1940’s. His best-known works are large, wall-sized paintings, often expressive landscapes with dark backgrounds, often overlaid with religious words in stark white. Ten years after his death, a large McCahon mural was stolen from a Department of Conservation Visitor Centre, although later returned, it made headline news around the world.

Photo: Gordon H. Brown (b.1931), Partridge Street, Colin McCahon full face, 1968/2004, B/W photograph, ed. 1/6.
Courtesy the artist and The University of Auckland Art Collection

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