Thursday, March 27, 2008

Peter Tomory 1922-2008

Peter Tomory died yesterday. He was Director of the Auckland Art Gallery from 1956 to 1964. There is a nice piece on Best of 3 about his life and an obit by Mary Kisler on Auckland Art Gallery’s Outpost blog. Tomory will be remembered as a great champion of New Zealand art at a time when the country was still looking to England for its cultural signals.
Image: Cover of Eight New Zealand Painters the first in a series of exhibitions curated and toured round the country during Tomory’s direction.