No - 0046

Colin McCahon

New Zealander (19191987)

Colin John McCahon (1 August 1919, Timaru, New Zealand – 27 May 1987, Auckland) was a prominent New Zealand artist. During his life he also worked in art galleries and as a university lecturer. Some of McCahon’s best-known works are wall-sized paintings with a dark background, overlaid with religious texts in white and varying in size, for example, Tomorrow will be the same but not as this is, 1958/59. He was also an extensive landscape painter, inspired in part by the writings of…