Self Portrait with Beard & Pipe c1949-50; Melvin Day; c. 1949-50; 2015.008

Name/Title

Self Portrait with Beard & Pipe c1949-50

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. 1949-50

Medium and Materials

Oil on board

Inscription and Marks

Signed "Day" lower right (black paint in 2.3.07)

Measurements

430 x 370

Subject and Association Description

Day, Melvin

Credit Line

NZPG

Object Type

Painting

Object number

2015.008

Rights

All rights reserved

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