Neilson, Don Date
Circa 1974 See full details
In 1959 Neilson was the first New Zealand artist to visit Antarctica as a guest of the United States Government and capture its unique landscape on canvas, creating detailed, hyper-realistic, photographic-documentary-style paintings. A quiet, complex thinker, Neilson’s painting changed style over time, as he embraced a more painterly, expressive style where the paint and pigment were explored as materials rather than simply as tools. He was a published author on art subjects, and his own work was published in, a now-rare book, The Art of DR Neilson.
Don Neilson (born 1924 Wellington – died 2013 Wairarapa) was a professional New Zealand painter whose works were keenly sought by galleries and art patrons worldwide. Neilson’s paintings have been presented to dignitaries including the King of Thailand and Governor-Generals and hang in city council and government buildings. Neilson also represented New Zealand in an UNESCO exhibition held in Paris.
Breadth 50mm x 25mm deep
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