Michael Duncan Smither
FINE ART ORIGINALS
Join us to view and discuss Michael Duncan Smither's ORIGINAL PAINTINGS exhibition in Coromandel town at CR Exhibit Space.
Open 10am - 4pm
Monday 6th March - Friday 10th March 2023
and continuing the following week on;
Monday 13th March - Friday 17th March 2023
Coromandel Town Christine Rabarts Exhibit Space
24 Wharf Road, Coromandel Township.
Due to the recent floods, this Smither exhibition will be showcased in two separate towns. The Originals Exhibition will take place in Coromandel town and the Screenprints Exhibition will be showcased in Whitianga, 50 mins drive between them.
Meeting Master Artist Michael Smither will be held in the WHITIANGA Screenprints Exhibition on Saturday 4th & Saturday 11th March, between 1pm - 2pm.
Contact Christine on the morning of the 4th and 11th of March to confirm Michael's attendance, or if you have any further questions.
In 2004 Smither was awarded the CNZM (Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit) for Services to Art.
Michael has been painting for over 66 years and is renowned as one of our most recognised master painters in New Zealand and his paintings are held innumerable public collections including Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongawera Museum of New Zealand and prominent private collections
In art history books Smither is filed under hard-edge realism as the most prominent painter of this prominent homegrown school.
During his long and prolific career, Michael Duncan Smither has found continuing inspiration from his immediate environment. This has resulted in a large body of work that is synonymous with the New Zealand landscape and culture.
He paints coastal and mountain landscapes, family and children, domestic objects, and religious symbols. Michael also has a continued interest in reflections with a large collection of famous colour works that are strongly influenced by his knowledge of music and harmonics. Michael has held many prestigious one-man shows in New Zealand and Australia and has been included in many group exhibitions.