Self Portrait 1945; Melvin Day; 1945; 2015.003

Name/Title

Self Portrait 1945

About this object

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.

Maker

Melvin Day

Date Made

1945

Medium and Materials

Oil on Canvas

Inscription and Marks

"Day 45" LL

Measurements

623 x 440

Subject and Association Description

Day, Melvin

Credit Line

NZPG

Object Type

Painting

Object number

2015.003

Rights

All rights reserved

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