Gordon Walters


Gordon Walters (1919 - 1995) prints have been firm favourites with customers here at NZ's specialist art print gallery since the 1970s. Walters' prints have been consistently in the top ten selling prints by a New Zealand artist most of this time. The success of the most recent print to go on sale in late 2014 (Makaro) we hope will lead to more prints becoming available by Walters via the Gordon Walters Foundation that controls his legacy (and copyright).

Gordon Walters was a pioneer of modernist abstract painting in New Zealand. Walters trained as a commercial artists at Wellington Technical College in 1935. He worked in Europe between 1950 and 1953 and returned to New Zealand in 1953 working at the Government Printing Office until he began painting fulltime in 1966. Gordon Walters famous Koru series of paintings were influenced by Walters' interest in the symbolic forms of Maori rock art.

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