There is currently just one painting by Colin McCahon available as an offset reproduction print, a print of "the Northland Panels", (Update March '23 - we are now running low on stock of this title). New Zealand Fine Prints is currently working to have more titles available by the painter acclaimed as New Zealand’s most important artist. We have previously delivered thousands of McCahon prints promptly and in perfect condition around New Zealand and the world over the past few decades. Our team are trying very hard to understand the issues behind the current situation where fans of his work are not able to buy a wide selection of reasonably priced prints for their home, office or classroom and we look forward to this situation being resolved soon. Back to the biography... Colin McCahon (1919-1987) was born in Timaru, his early life was lived in Dunedin where he studied at the Technical College. Moving to Nelson in 1939, Colin McCahon spent a decade in the area, where he and Toss Woollaston influenced each other's work.
After spending almost five years in Christchurch, Colin McCahon and his family moved to Auckland, where he worked at the Auckland City Art Gallery and was later appointed lecturer at the Auckland University School of Fine Arts. Characteristic of much of McCahon's work is religious symbolism, and the use of words in the painting; later the words became the whole painting.