Stewart Maclennan

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1903, d.1973


  • c. 1939
  • Wood-engraving
  • Purchased 2021
  • 152 x 165mm
  • 2021/180

Stewart Maclennan studied at the Dunedin School of Art during the 1920s, then moved to London in the 1930s. There he attended the Royal College of Art where he studied under some of the leading British printmakers of the time, including Eric Ravilious and Paul Nash. He excelled at the school and was awarded prizes for design and lithography. He was also skilled at wood-engraving; this work, Limehouse, shows the influence of his tutors. Stewart returned to Aotearoa in 1939 where he continued to work as a printmaker for the remainder of his career.

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

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