Bill MacCormick


New Zealand Fine Prints stock the entire range of Bill MacCormick prints. William (Bill) MacCormick (1942 - ) studied art at the Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland, New Zealand where the emphasis in the late 1950s was on drawing. From the 1960s he worked as a graphic designer. MacCormick's early art included many watercolours painted in the Tongariro National Park. Later paintings have dealt with a wide range of subjects from landscapes, interiors, portraits, still life, to the surreal. Of special interest to him is the emotional power of buildings in the New Zealand landscape that tell of those who have gone before us. The watercolours of the nineteenth century explorer artists were an early influence, as were the impressionist painters, Renoir and Degas. Bill's prints are enormously popular - we have have noticed during TV interviews that one of his prints even decorates the living room of (now ex Prime Minister) Helen Clark's Auckland residence!