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Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life (Hardback)

Edited by Milburn, Strongman, Waite, Felicity, Lara, Julia

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"Louise Henderson: From Life is the first major survey of work by French-born, New Zealand artist Louise Henderson (1902-1994). Featuring work from across Henderson's seven-decade career, the exhibition traces the development of the artist's bold and colourful abstract style. In ...1925, Henderson emigrated to Christchurch to join her husband, a New Zealander, and quickly established herself as a central figure in the local art scene. She would go on to work alongside major figures including Rita Angus, John Weeks, Colin McCahon and Milan Mrkusich. Henderson was one of the first New Zealand artists to commit herself to an overtly modern style, but despite her prominence, there has been no comprehensive survey of her work until now. Louise Henderson: From Life reappraises Henderson's remarkable and complex practice, exploring the evolution of her art and the periods she spent working in Paris, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and the Middle East. The exhibition includes early watercolours of the Canterbury landscape, abstracted still-life compositions, sensuous Cubist representations of the female figure and lyrical explorations of the New Zealand bush. It culminates with the monumental series The Twelve Months, an ambitious undertaking that Henderson completed when she was 85 years old. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, a substantial publication on the artist's life's work will share new research into Henderson's complex and wide-reaching career."--Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki website (accessed 30/10/2019).
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ISBN 9780864633255
Published NZ 15 Nov 2019
Publisher Auckland Art Gallery
Format Hardback
28 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780864633255
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Auckland Art Gallery
Imprint Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Published 15 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Milburn, Strongman, Waite, Felicity, Lara, Julia
Category Modernist design & Bauhaus
Painting & Paintings
Individual Artists
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 290mm
Dewey Code 759.993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education