Sir Rex Nan Kivell

In 1953 the New Zealand-born director of London's Redfern Gallery, Rex Nan Kivell, gifted 311 prints by leading British artists of the time to Auckland Art Gallery.

Cyril Power, Whence and Whither, Linocut Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Rex Nan-Kivell, 1953


That same year, Nan Kivell also gifted a selection of prints to the National Art Gallery, the Robert McDougall Art Gallery in Christchurch and Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Our collection includes wood engravings, colour linocuts, and lithographs by leading British modernists such as the Nash brothers, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Claude Flight and students of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.


Image: Cyril Power, Whence and Whither, c1930, linocut, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Rex Nan-Kivell, 1953

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