Bill Sutton

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1917, d.2000

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Grass In Flower

  • 1942
  • Linocut
  • Gifted by Florence Akins
  • 158 x 235mm
  • 97/08

About the artist

Sutton, William Alexander (Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1917, d.2000)

Waitaha Canterbury artist Bill Sutton was a painter first and foremost, but he also produced numerous linocuts throughout the 1940s, many of which he used as Christmas cards – signalling the democratic nature of printmaking. Bill and fellow printmaker Hilda Wiseman regularly sent each other Christmas cards, several of which are included in Ink on Paper. Bill was interested in plants, particularly those from the Canterbury region – this linocut is a good example seeming to anticipate his later Grass series of paintings of the late 1960s.

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

Exhibition History