Bush; William Bennett; 2014; 2016.001



About this object

This portrait was painted from a number of photographs. The sitter is Peter Bush. Bush, born in 1930 is a New Zealand photographer and photojournalist. Bush Began his sports photography career in 1949 and photographed most All Black matches since then. Bust was made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year Honors list, for services to photography.
The painter of this portrait is Taranaki born, William Bennett. After studying in New Plymouth, he moved to Wellington to enter a Batchelor in Fine Arts (Hons.) Will has been a practicing painter since 2013 and has featured in group exhibitions and had his first solo show 'Address to Now' in 2015.


William Bennett

Date Made


Medium and Materials

Oil on canvas


1040mm x 735mm overall including frame

Credit Line

Gift of the artist

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All rights reserved


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