Russell Clark

Siesta

Siesta by Russell Clark

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In 1938 Russell Clark moved to Wellington to draw illustrations for both the New Zealand Listener and the school journals of the Education Department. He discovered subjects throughout the inner city, which was then crowded with newcomers because of the war effort. Clark had a close affinity with Māori and it is for these images that he is best known. This large exhibition watercolour testifies to his outstanding ability with the medium.

Title
Siesta
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1940
Medium
watercolour
Dimensions
517 x 517 mm
Inscription
Recto: signature in red pigment, brch "Russell Clark". Verso: three labels (see slides)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1995/17
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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