As I See It: Drawings From North New Zealand - Eric Lee-Johnson

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Used Good, pages slightly foxed, especially endpapers, dust jacket is a bit tatty around the edges & has some small tears, pages a little wavy along top edge.

Hardcover (with dust jacket)
Dimensions: 374 x 274 x 20mm
Publication Date: 1969

Lee-Johnson lived in various parts of New Zealand from 1942 to 1960 including Coromandel and the Hokianga, and his non-figurative abstracts date from this time. In the 1950's a series of his North New Zealand paintings and topographical drawings recording the architecture of some surviving early wooden buildings, set off a whole romantic movement in New Zealand art. Changes in the landscape, Pacific images and the inclusion of found objects such as shells and stones were themes running through his work throughout the 1960's and 70's. Lee-Johnson is represented in all major collections throughout the country, including all public galleries and the Hocken and Turnbull Libraries. A retrospective exhibition of his paintings and drawings toured New Zealand in 1981-82. He was made a life member of the Waihi Arts Centre that he co-founded in 1960.