The Kelliher, 67 award winning paintings of the NZ Landscape and its people.

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The Kelliher, 67 award winning paintings of the NZ Landscape and its people.

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The Kelliher, 67 award winning paintings of the new Zealand landscape and its people.nnHard cover Published in 1979. No 279 of a deluxe edition, hand-bound in suedu, numbered and limited to 1000 copiesnnNew Zealand, it is often claimed, crams more splendid and diverse scenery into several small islands than whole continents can boast in their vast expanses. Sir Henry Kelliher agreed and, in 1956, instituted an annual competition calling upon artists to paint the essential character of the New Zealand scene and the ways of life of its people, to develop a livelier appreciation both of the fine arts and of the infinitely varied aspects of our land’.nnThis volume gathers together the 67 Kelliher Award winning paintings, the work of 39 of New Zealand’s most popular artists from 1956 to 1977. The full list of artists appear on the back flat of this jacket. The setting of each picture is described, where practicable, with a brief mention of the physical nature and history 01 the particular scene.