Sir George Laking ; Melvin Day; 1981; 2009.009
Sir George Laking
Sir George Laking KCMG was a distinguished public servant. He acted as the head of the Organisation for National Security, later being appointed Minister to the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, then serving as Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs. In 1985, he was knighted, becoming a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Upon his retirement, he was made a CGM.
Wellington artist, Melvin (Pat) Day 1923-2016, was at the forefront of developments in abstraction and cubism during the 1940’s and 1950’s. He also served as the director of the National Art Gallery from 1968-1978, leaving after a decade to take up the position of Government Art Historian.
1981Medium and Materials
Oil on canvas,
Lower Left: Day 81
120cm x 82.5cm (Framed: 135 x 82.5)
Laking: Sir George
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