Jeffrey Harris

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1949

Woman in Garden

  • 1970
  • Pastel and acrylic on paper
  • Gift of Patricia Bosshard Browne, 2019
  • 673 x 877mm
  • 2020/018

Woman in Garden is one of the earliest works included in Patricia Bosshard-Browne’sgift of Jeffrey’s work. A lone figure stands in a garden – it’s a variation of a motif that has recurred throughout his career, including his most recent paintings. The trees, flowers and grass are evocatively naïve and highlight the largely self-taught nature of his art, learning from art books as he delved into his own highly personal imagery and techniques.

(Jeffrey Harris: The Gift, 1 October 2022 – 12 March 2023)

Exhibition History