Douglas MacDiarmid

Douglas MacDiarmid is an acclaimed New Zealand artist with an international reputation and painting career spanning seven decades. His artwork is sought for its diversity of style and vibrant colour. Born in Taihape and schooled in Timaru, he has lived in France since the 1950s and continued to push new creative boundaries into his 90s.

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Retrospective Cell Formation (2013) by Douglas MacDiarmid (acrylic, 30 x 23cm)


Stories behind notable paintings from the past 70 years

Portrait of Douglas MacDiarmid (1970s), captured by Frank Hofmann.


Insights into an adventurous life dedicated to paint

Colours of a life - biography of Douglas MacDiarmid by Anna Cahill


The life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid

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Life and Times of Douglas MacDiarmid biography
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