Colin McCahon

Mapua Landscape

Mapua Landscape by Colin McCahon

Artwork Detail

For some months in 1939 Colin McCahon lived at Mapua, near Nelson. When he was not employed on seasonal work in the area he was able to discuss art with a group of friends including Doris Lusk, Toss Woollaston, Rodney Kennedy, Patrick Hayman and Anne Hamblett, who later married McCahon. This drawing shows that McCahon responded to place in both a profound and direct manner. The heat of summer is palpably present.

Mapua Landscape
Colin McCahon
Production date
pen and ink
207 x 260 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
Other ID
1966/7 Old Accession Number, 1966/3/2/A, cm000115 Catalogue Number
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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