Elizabeth McPhee ; Marcus King; nd; 2014.007


Elizabeth McPhee

About this object

Marcus King (1891-1977) was a prominent fine art and commercial artist. Born in Taranaki, he moved to Wellington at 15 after winning a junior cadetship in the architectural division of the Public Works Department. When he transferred to Auckland a few years later, he began taking night classes at Elam School of Fine Arts under the Swedish painter, Edward Fristrom, who would become a mentor and close friend. Back in Wellington after the First World War, King began working in advertising as a commercial artist as well as teaching art at the Wellington Technical Institute and exhibiting at the Fine Arts Academy. King's works are held in the collections of the Auckland Art Gallery, Dowse Art Museum, Hocken Library, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Rotorua Museum, Sarjeant Gallery, Suter Art Gallery, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Alexander Turnbull Library and the Whangarei Museum.


Marcus King

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Medium and Materials

Oil on canvas


670mm x 570mm

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McPhee, Elizabeth

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McPhee: Elizabeth

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Karen Rowe 10 Aug 2020 02:26 AM,UTC

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