Leo Bensemann

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1912, d.1986

Rain in the Paradise Garden, Takaka

  • 1979
  • Oil on hardboard
  • Collection Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased with assistance from a group of Canterbury artists, 1991
  • 741 x 603mm
  • 91/45
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Details of the rock (which survives) in this painting, how it was found and how it was used in this painting and in other drawings, appear on pages 168-170 of the book 'Fantastica: the world of Leo Bensemann' by Peter Simpson (Auckland University Press, 2011).

Exhibition History