Painter Douglas MacDiarmid set out to devour the world


Douglas in his studio at Levallois in the early 1960s

Thank you very much to Stuff staff writer Bess Manson for her compelling obituary of expatriate New Zealand painter, Douglas MacDiarmid, who died in Paris on 26 August 2020.

This article, which has appeared online and in a number of newspapers in New Zealand, profiles Douglas’ long and unconventional career as a New Zealander abroad – overcoming hardship and tragedy to forge a successful niche in the most demanding of art markets in his own inimitable fashion.

While he spent most of his life in France, Douglas never forgot where he came from…

Read more: Painter Douglas MacDiarmid set out to ‘devour the world’

News clipping of Douglas' article from the weekend Dominion Post newspaper, Wellington

To read more about Douglas MacDiarmid’s fascinating journey through life buy your copy of Colours of a Life – the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid by Anna Cahill (2018).

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