Sydney Lough Thompson (1877–1973)
An interest in Petrus van der Velden's painting led Thompson to register as a student at Canterbury College School of Art in 1895 and to take lessons at... Read more
The New Zealand Portrait Gallery gives us perspectives on ourselves and our place in the world. It is home to a growing collection of portraits.
Our exhibitions include painting, sculpture, caricature, photography and new media. These portraits of members of our society spur us into thinking about what it means to be New Zealanders – perhaps even to wonder if there is a character that is peculiarly our own.
A selection of portraits from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery permanent collection
“The Endless Possibilities of Portraiture” is a colourful and varied exhibition of the lifetime’s work of Piera McArthur, one... Read more
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