The New Zealand Artist Abroad

Artist
Percy, Graham
Date
2003
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Graham Percy was a highly regarded figure in both Britain and the United States for his graphic designs, children's book illustrations – including The Wind in the Willows – as well as illustrations for adults. However, Graham Percy books remain hard to get hold of in the country of his birth.

Graham Percy (1938 - 2008) was a New Zealand-born artist, designer and illustrator. The City Art Collection includes two works from ‘The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy’, a major posthumous exhibition of his work which was shown at public galleries throughout New Zealand, including City Gallery Wellington. These illustrations of ‘imagined histories’ depict an eclectic host of characters who go about their activities with strangely serene and determined attitudes.

Although the majority of his adult life was spent in London, Percy lived in Wellington in the 1960s, working on illustrations for the nation-wide School Journal.
Media
Pen and pencil on paper
Measurements
760 x 560 mm
Registration number
ART00699

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