(1942 – 1996), New Zealand

Buck Nin Biography

Holding his first solo exhibition in Auckland in 1963, Buck Nin is arguably New Zealand’s first modernist Māori painter. He attended the University of Canterbury (1965-1966), and was influenced by tutor Rudolf Gopas, developing contemporary paintings that referenced traditional Māori motifs.

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His work in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand.

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