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Louise Henderson : from life / Felicity Milburn, Lara Strongman, Julia Waite.

By: Milburn, Felicity.
Contributor(s): Henderson, Louise, 1902-1994 [artist.] | Strongman, Lara [author,, curator.] | Waite, Julia [author,, curator.] | Auckland Art Gallery [issuing body,, host institution.] | Christchurch Art Gallery [issuing body,, host institution.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Christchurch, New Zealand : Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki ; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū ; 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 255 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864633255; 0864633254.Subject(s): Henderson, Louise, 1902-1994 -- Exhibitions | Painters -- New Zealand -- Biography | Women painters -- New Zealand -- Biography | Painting, New Zealand -- 20th century | Art, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Painting, New Zealand | Women painters | New ZealandGenre/Form: Exhibition catalogs. | Exhibition catalogs.DDC classification: 759.993 Summary: "Louise Henderson: From Life is the first major survey of work by French-born, New Zealand artist Louise Henderson (1902-1994). Featuring work from across Henderson's seven-decade career, the exhibition traces the development of the artist's bold and colourful abstract style. In 1925, Henderson emigrated to Christchurch to join her husband, a New Zealander, and quickly established herself as a central figure in the local art scene. She would go on to work alongside major figures including Rita Angus, John Weeks, Colin McCahon and Milan Mrkusich. Henderson was one of the first New Zealand artists to commit herself to an overtly modern style, but despite her prominence, there has been no comprehensive survey of her work until now. Louise Henderson: From Life reappraises Henderson's remarkable and complex practice, exploring the evolution of her art and the periods she spent working in Paris, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and the Middle East. The exhibition includes early watercolours of the Canterbury landscape, abstracted still-life compositions, sensuous Cubist representations of the female figure and lyrical explorations of the New Zealand bush. It culminates with the monumental series The Twelve Months, an ambitious undertaking that Henderson completed when she was 85 years old. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, a substantial publication on the artist's life's work will share new research into Henderson's complex and wide-reaching career."-- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki website (accessed 30/10/2019).
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In the story of New Zealand art, there's no one quite like Louise Henderson. A painter trained in embroidery and design. A French woman who found freedom to be herself in New Zealand. A modernist who looked to European tradition for inspiration. And a pioneer of abstraction who remained engaged with the world around her. The first substantial book on Henderson - and the only publication to illustrate artwork and archival material from across her seven-decade career - Louise Henderson: From Life connects this extraordinary artist with an international discussion about women modernists and confirms her importance in New Zealand's visual culture.

Catalogue accompanies exhibition held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2 November 2019-8 March 2020 ; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, 20 June-11 October 2020.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Louise Henderson: From Life is the first major survey of work by French-born, New Zealand artist Louise Henderson (1902-1994). Featuring work from across Henderson's seven-decade career, the exhibition traces the development of the artist's bold and colourful abstract style. In 1925, Henderson emigrated to Christchurch to join her husband, a New Zealander, and quickly established herself as a central figure in the local art scene. She would go on to work alongside major figures including Rita Angus, John Weeks, Colin McCahon and Milan Mrkusich. Henderson was one of the first New Zealand artists to commit herself to an overtly modern style, but despite her prominence, there has been no comprehensive survey of her work until now. Louise Henderson: From Life reappraises Henderson's remarkable and complex practice, exploring the evolution of her art and the periods she spent working in Paris, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and the Middle East. The exhibition includes early watercolours of the Canterbury landscape, abstracted still-life compositions, sensuous Cubist representations of the female figure and lyrical explorations of the New Zealand bush. It culminates with the monumental series The Twelve Months, an ambitious undertaking that Henderson completed when she was 85 years old. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, a substantial publication on the artist's life's work will share new research into Henderson's complex and wide-reaching career."-- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki website (accessed 30/10/2019).