Mary shows us the importance of the landscape in New Zealand's modern art, with a deeper dive into the work of southern-born painters such as Frances Hodgkins and Sydney Lough Thompson.
Mary Kisler MNZM is Curator Emeritus at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. She is a well known and much loved curator, author and art historian, with regular slots as an art commentator on Radio New Zealand. She is an expert in the work of early 20th century New Zealand painter Frances Hodgkins, and her publications include Angels & Aristocrats: Early European Art in New Zealand Public Galleries, Finding Frances Hodgkins, and Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys, with Catherine Hammond.
Sydney Lough Thompson The Artist’s Children, Grasse, c.1930 Private Collection
Rita Cook ( Rita Angus), Cass, 1936 Christchurch Art Gallery
William Hodgkins Milford Sound, 19th century