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Artist
Day, Melvin
Date
1956
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Melvin (Pat) Day is one of Wellington’s most respected painters and an important figure in New Zealand’s art history. He began painting in the 1930s and has been noted for his academic approach, which brings together elements from different painting styles.

Pat Day was at the forefront of abstraction in the 1940s and 50s. He was the director of the National Art Gallery (now Te Papa Tongarewa), had the role of Government Art Historian established for him, and in 2003 was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in recognition of his outstanding contribution and services to New Zealand art.
Media
oil on paper
Measurements
475 x 760 mm (sight)
643 x 908mm (frame)
Registration number
ART00255

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