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Softcover very good condition

ISBN 090870402X
Publisher: Shoal Bay Press, 1986
Auckland, pp192.

An Artist's Daughter is not so much a study of a painter as Jane Garrett's own account of a close and somewhat eccentric English family's adventures amongst New Zealanders in the depression years.'.. 1st Edition. Card. First edition.

Christopher Perkins' work was becoming known in 1920's and in 1925 he was helped by Roger Fry and William Rothenstein for a teaching position. He held a major exhibition in London in 1927. In January 1929 he went to teach at the Wellington Technical College in New Zealand. In 1932 let his contract lapse and moved to Rotorua, where the availability of Maori subjects was an attraction.
Perkins exhibited regularly with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts from 1929 to 1933. He held a solo exhibition in 1931. In 1933 he held a substantial exhibition in Sydney, Australia.
Important works include Silverstream brickworks (1930), Taranaki (1931), Activity on the wharf (1931), Meditation (1931), Haka, Maori meeting (1932–34).
Perkins returned to England in February 1934.
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