“I think the main three ingredients that go to make an artist are, to be born with the desire to paint and draw, use your hands, to have parents who encourage you to these things and then to be fortunate enough to have very good teachers to help you along the way. Now In my case, I was fortunate enough in all these things. I had parents who encouraged me, the desire to do the job and very good teachers right from the very early days” Russell Clark (Dictionary of New Zealand Biography)
Russell Clark (1905-1966) was a painter, sculptor and an influential teacher and illustrator. His painted scenes of modernist New Zealand landscape, rural Maori life, and modernist sculptures give him a unique position in New Zealand art history. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see a dynamic collection of works from the artist’s family, some of which have not previously been shown. Read more about Russell Clark in this biography.