Oil on canvas
700 x 900mm
This painting, Auckland Harbour, is considered one of Helen Brown’s finest works. It was first shown in 1969 at the John Leech Gallery. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Brown’s landscape works became broadly abstract in treatment, although, latterly, she concentrated on watercolours, usually painted in the cool colours of winter light.
Representation and Reaction: Modernism and the New Zealand Landscape Tradition 1956–1977, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui, 31 August to 27 October 2002 (toured)