Art Deco Prints

Art deco prints are artworks that exemplify the modernist style now known as art deco. Art deco was at its height between 1925 and the outbreak of the second world war. The term Art Deco is derived from the name of the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels et Modernes held in Paris in 1925. In New Zealand the art deco style is more prominent in architecture than painting due to the superb examples of Art Deco buildings constructed in Napier after the 1931 earthquake. Some of Rita Angus' paintings are in a recognisably art deco style and we have recently started stocking some new prints by Canterbury artist Hamish Allan which feature art deco style houses set in the New Zealand landscape.