A collection of works about Douglas MacDiarmid and art cards of his paintings

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

Colours of a Life – the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid by Anna Cahill (2018)

A biography of the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid over the past 10 decades, from his childhood in rural New Zealand in the 1920s, through his long and colourful painting career in France. The art, relationships, travel, and philosophies of a truly charismatic expatriate New Zealand painter.

Written by award-winning former journalist Anna Cahill.

AU$60, plus $30 postage and handling for orders for Australia or New Zealand. Contact us for shipping costs to other locations.

MacDiarmid by Dr Nelly Finet (2002). An art history book available from www.douglasmacdiarmid.com

MacDiarmid by Dr Nelly Finet (2002)

An illustrated art book featuring 80 of Douglas MacDiarmid’s finest works from a career spanning more than 60 years, by French art historian Dr Nelly Finet. Published in both English and French to coincide with exhibitions in New Zealand and France for his 80th birthday.

Featuring Douglas’ iconic acrylic landscape of his childhood hometown of Taihape (1991) on the dust jacket, this hard copy edition is long out of print. However, while in Paris researching for the biography, Anna Cahill discovered a sealed box of these books in the basement of Douglas’ apartment. There are a limited number of copies available in English and French.

AU$50, plus $15 postage and handling for orders for Australia or New Zealand. Contact us for shipping costs to other locations.


PRE-ORDER 2020 festive season art cards

A special limited edition range of four MacDiarmid art cards for the 2020 festive season, including Pohutakawa 1A (1993), Sveti Stefan Montenegro (2009), Taranaki (2003) and Rêvant de l’Étré (2012).

Orders close Friday 18 September 2020 for dispatch in early October.

AU$20, including postage and handling

Limited edition set of four art cards featuring artwork by Douglas MacDiarmid

Limited edition set of art cards featuring artworks by Douglas MacDiarmid

A limited edition set of four blank art cards featuring artworks by Douglas MacDiarmid, including Paris Metro Quai de la Rapee (1979), La Seine a Paris (2005), Self Portrait on Wet Paving Stones (2011) and Conscience Tectonique (2011).

AU$20, including postage and handling.

Life and Times of Douglas MacDiarmid biography
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