Theo Schoon

A Dutch artist who arrived in New Zealand from Indonesia, about 1945. Schoon was one of the first to draw attention to the vigour and richness of Maori art and design.

In this 1957 painting he incorporated the decorative patterns of the Arawa tribe.

Schoon Theo Basic Arawa Pattern and Bird Motif 1957

Basic Arawa Pattern and Bird Motif - 1957