Jean Horsley

Painting

Painting by Jean Horsley

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Jean Horsley trained at London’s Chelsea School of Art in the 1930s, later moving to New York, where she acquired knowledge of Abstract Expressionism. Later, she modestly described herself as a ‘Sunday painter . . . like thousands of New Zealanders.’

In this painting, Horsley transforms nature into a series of textured intertwining shapes. All the colours are harmonised as she creates a sense of white canvas sails moving across the Auckland harbour.

Title
Painting
Artist/creator
Production date
1960
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
505 x 1320 mm
Inscription
HORSLEY (l.l.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/7
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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