Unfinished Self Portrait c. 1948; Melvin Day; c. 1948; 2015.007

Name/Title

Unfinished Self Portrait c. 1948

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

c. 1948

Medium and Materials

Oil on board with notations in charcoal

Inscription and Marks

"accent to upper lip, tone on face, below lower lip" - top forehead. Signed "Day" in pencil 2.03.07 lower left

Measurements

578 x 416

Credit Line

NZPG

Object number

2015.007

Rights

All rights reserved

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