|DATES:||New Zealand b. 1936|
|TITLE:||The Willows, Arrowtown|
|SIZE:||32 x 43 cm|
|REMARKS:||Signed lower right|
New Zealand b. 1936
Paul Hanrahan’s keen observation of everyday life allows him to paint his lively, peopled subjects with confident, impressionistic brushstrokes.
Born in Christchurch, Hanrahan began his career as an advertising art director in Melbourne. Returning to Wellingon in 1960, a brief but encouraging foray into watercolour painting resulted in three consecutive National Bank Awards.
For two decades, his demanding career put his watercolour ambitions on the backburner. His first solo exhibition in 1983 sparked a keen following.
It was not until 1998 that this self taught artist emerged fulltime. Solo and joint exhibitions re-affirmed his place in New Zealand watercolour painting and recognition reached beyond these shores. In 1996 he was an invited participant at the World Watercolour Biennale in Mexico.
New Zealand - Favourite Artists (Vol. 1)
A Painted Country: New Zealand Watercolours
New Zealand People and Places: Paul Hanrahan (can be ordered from our website in "Publications")
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