Archibald Nicoll

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1886, d.1953

Brooklands

For the exhibition 'Nature's Own Voice' 6 February - August 2009 this work was displayed with the following label:

Archibald Nicoll was one of Canterbury’s favourite landscape painters of the mid twentieth century. While he worked as a studio painter and earned a respectable income as a portrait painter, he also enjoyed painting landscape studies outdoors. Areas in close proximity to Christchurch, such as the wetlands atBrooklands, were favoured by Nicoll, but he also travelled regularly to Akaroa Harbour, combining his family’s holidays with painting excursions.