Ray W Thorburn

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1937

Modular 3, Series 2

  • Purchased 1970
  • Acrylic on board
  • 685 x 685 x 50mm
  • 70/07
  • 1970

About the artist

Ray Thorburn was born in Wellington in 1937 and studied at the University of Auckland and at Ohio State University where he obtained his PhD. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art as well as at various teaching institutions in New Zealand, and was director of Waikato Museum. He has won numerous awards and scholarships including the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship and the Prime Minister’s Commemorative Medal for services to education.