Colin McCahon - Volume 1: Peter Simpson

 Volume 1 -  There is only One Direction  1919 - 1959

Through landscapes, biblical paintings and abstraction, the introduction of words and Maori motifs, McCahon's work came to define a distinctly New Zealand's modernist idiom. Collected and exhibited extensively in Australasia and Europe, McCahon's work has not been assessed for thirty five years. Volume 1 of a two volume set, richly illustrated and accessible, Peter chronicles the evolution of McCahon's work over the artist's entire forty five year career. 


Below: Volume 2 Is this the Promised Land? 1960 - 1987

Colin McCahon Book Cover