Nor'wester In The Cemetery - William A Sutton 1950 This painting by the Canterbury (New Zealand) artist Bill Sutton has become an iconic New Zealand image. The cemetery is a montage of a number of cemeteries around Christchurch. . I remember growing up with this image and remember it especially when I was a Teachers Training College student doing Art as a major in my third year. This painting was in the permanent collection of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery and I made many trips there…
Sutton high-fives McCahon
Nothing made it into a W.A. Sutton painting by accident, and the white line that rises diagonally through the sky in Plantation Series II is no exception.
William A Sutton
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Dry September; Sutton, William; 1949; 73/247 on NZ Museums
This painting is one of the first landscapes that William Sutton completed after his return from post-war study in Britain. His overseas experience had heightened his appreciation of the New Zealand landscape and the temporary nature of man made structures placed upon it. In this work the bare, dry riverbed and burned dry hills stand in strong contrast to wooden bridge over Bruce Creek in west Canterbury. A work of many contrasts, Dry September was a studio painting, worked out over a…