Melvin Day

Melvin Day studied at Elam School of Fine Arts and became the Director of the National Art Gallery from 1968-1978 and was appointed Government Art Historian from 1978 to 1984. Day travelled extensively yet always returned to the theme of New Zealand landscape, being particularly fond of the hills around Wellington. Though well known for his landscapes he was one of the few painters of his time to explore the subject of still life. His style of modernist landscape and still life, with subtle cubism always stayed true to his own exploratory artistic style.

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Orongorongo 82 - 1982