Michael Smither is active/lives in New Zealand. Michael Smither is known for painting.
Biography Michael Smither
Dunedin in 1970, Michael Smither took up the Frances Hodgkins
Fellowship, established in 1966 by noted scholars Charles Brasch and his
cousins Mary, Dora and Esmond de Beer. During this tenure, Smither kept
a studio in Castle Street alongside Ralph Hotere and a young Jeffrey
This oil on board piece contrasts cubist-influenced curved lines and
subtle tonal graduations with the sharp angular shape of the canvas. The
cross shaped canvas board echoes Smither’s Catholic upbringing and the
same shape would be replicated again in subsequent works in 1970, which
were tributes to the recently deceased Rita Angus, who had a strong
influence on Smither.
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