The collection of Colin McCahon's work grew through purchases,
gifts from the McCahon family and a major bequest from the artist,
who died in 1987.
Colin McCahon and Frances Hodgkins were for many years the only
two artists named in the Art Gallery's Acquisitions Policy and the
Hodgkins collection has also continued to grow steadily.
Image credit: Frances Hodgkins, Red
Jug, 1931, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki,