Seated Nude 1957 by Douglas MacDiarmid. Oil on hardwood, 23.5 x 25cm

Seated Nude 1957 by Douglas MacDiarmid


Douglas MacDiarmid has always been transfixed by the beauty of the human form and has often returned to glorious bodies and figurative paintings throughout his long career. This sun-kissed nude dates from his early French days, when he had decided to live permanently in Europe to dedicate his life to paint. At the time Seated
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Bay of Islands II (1993) by Douglas MacDiarmid. Acrylic on gesso on rag paper 320 x 480 mm

Bay of Islands II 1993 by Douglas MacDiarmid


This unmistakably far north coastscape by Douglas MacDiarmid is on offer in the next New Zealand and International Fine Arts auction day sale from Dunbar Sloane in Wellington on 12 April 2018. Bay of Islands II 1993 was the cover image of a series of evocative landscapes shown as Further Paintings of New Zealand in
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Washerwomen in Provence 1958

Washerwomen in Provence 1958


Douglas MacDiarmid's vibrant oil painting of everyday rural life in France in the 1950s is associated with a lot of ‘firsts’. It came to New Zealand for one of the earliest exhibitions at Andre Brooke’s Gallery 91, the first commercial dealer gallery in Cashel Street, Christchurch. Sought out in Paris by the gallery owner, Douglas’
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Untitled Douglas MacDiarmid landscape watercolour circa late 1940s

Untitled Douglas MacDiarmid landscape circa late 1940s


A surprise find from abroad – we have no idea where this lovely early Douglas MacDiarmid landscape watercolour was painted but someone must recognise that distinctive high-roofed structure. From the style, mood and colours, it would date from the late 1940s to the mid-50s. Please let us know if you have any ideas, so we
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Goldfish (1963) by Douglas MacDiarmid, watercolour 300 x 470 mm. Image supplied by Art+Object, Auckland

Goldfish 1963 by Douglas MacDiarmid


An intriguing MacDiarmid watercolour simply titled Goldfish is up for auction on Sunday 18 March 2018. Painted by Douglas MacDiarmid in 1963, the artwork is part of The Collection of Frank and Lyn Corner, an important collection of modern New Zealand art that filled their Thorndon home for decades. Goldfish (1963) by Douglas MacDiarmid, watercolour 300
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