Lot 52: JOHN HOLMWOOD (1910-1987). NEW ZEALAND / BAY OF ISLANDS / SWORD FISHING. Circa 1930. 39x24 inches, 99x62 cm. N.Z. Railways Publicity Br
27 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
JOHN HOLMWOOD (1910-1987) NEW ZEALAND / BAY OF ISLANDS / SWORD FISHING. Circa 1930.
39x24 1/2 inches, 99x62 1/4 cm. N.Z. Railways Publicity Branch.
Condition A- / A: minor tears at edges. Paper. Framed.
Holmwood was a New Zealand artist who began working for the New Zealand Railways Advertising Studio when he was just 14 years old and continued with them through 1938. During his tenure, he designed a number of posters, most of which were landscapes. He taught art at the Wellington technical school and dedicated most of his time to painting after the Second World War. New Zealand p. 257.