Kenneth Hassall

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1902, d.1970

Sunlit Clearing

  • c. 1944
  • Linocut
  • Purchased 2020
  • 221 x 245mm
  • 2021/005

Kenneth Hassall was one of the most talented linocut artists of his generation, producing striking colour linocuts. His work appeared on the cover of Art in New Zealand and was reproduced in the journal several times during the 1940s. He was prolific, producing more than eighty prints during the 1930s and 1940s, and was particularly skilled in incorporating multiple colour blocks, perfectly aligned to achieve the colour combinations he required.

Ink on Paper: Aotearoa New Zealand Printmakers of the Modern Era, 11 February – 28 May 2023

Exhibition History