Tony Fomison Studio Papers

Tony Fomison Studio Papers

Archive Collection Detail

Tony Fomison (1939-1990) attended Canterbury Art School originally studying sculpture. From the 1960s on he turned to painting and works on paper almost exclusively. As well as landscapes and self-portraits, Fomison is known for his dark figurative works on such subjects as jesters, puppets and mythological characters. Living in Auckland for much of his life, he had a strong connection to the local Samoan community. In addition, the archive reflects his interest and work with South Island Maori rock art. The archive consists of painting log books, sketch books, slides, photographs, works on paper, manuscript material, early school books, publications and ephemera, including many source images for Fomison's art work.

Creator
Tony Fomison
Title
Tony Fomison Studio Papers
Date range
1949-1989
Linear meters
4.80
Finding aids
Folder Level Listing
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8
Restriction type
Restricted Access

Items In This Collection

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Head of Man
Head of Man
Production date
1962
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/22
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Kneeling Man
Kneeling Man
Production date
1962
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/20
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Life Drawing
Life Drawing
Production date
1962
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/14
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Profile of Maori Woman
Profile of Maori Woman
Production date
1962
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/18
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Sub
Sub
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/17
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Toa
Toa
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/4
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
1962
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/19
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
1962
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/21
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/26
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/30
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/27
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[Crouching man]
[Crouching man]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/11
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[Female Nude]
[Female Nude]
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/23
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[Head]
[Head]
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/29
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[Reclining Female Nude]
[Reclining Female Nude]
Production date
1960
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/15
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[Reclining Female Nude]
[Reclining Female Nude]
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/28
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[Reclining Female Nude]
[Reclining Female Nude]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/5
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[Reclining Man]
[Reclining Man]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/8
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
1958
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/2
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/7
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
1960
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/13
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
1960
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/12
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/24
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/25
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[Seated Female Nude]
[Seated Female Nude]
Production date
1960
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/16
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[Seated Man]
[Seated Man]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/3
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[Standing Female Nude]
[Standing Female Nude]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/1
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[Standing Man and Seated Man]
[Standing Man and Seated Man]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/6
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[Standing Man in Hat]
[Standing Man in Hat]
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/31
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[Three Standing Men]
[Three Standing Men]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/9
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[Three Standing Men]
[Three Standing Men]
Production date
1969
Credit line
Tony Fomison Studio Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mary Fomison, 2009
Accession no
RC2009/8/14/10