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John WEEKS (English, b.1888, d.1965): Artist
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John Weeks (1886-1965) was a well known teacher at Elam Art School in Auckland. Before he took up teaching, he had traveled and worked in Europe, including in the Parisian teaching academy of Salon Cubist artist Andre Lhote. Weeks also spent around 15 months in North Africa, a region he described as 'Africa'. He made many geometricised compositions based on his field studies in the towns and cities of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. He rarely dated his paintings but is likely to have been one of New Zealand's first abstractionists.
Oil on strawboard
Dimensions: 1 - Painting: 560 x 691mm
Dimensions: 2 - Frame: 668 x 795mm
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Purchased in 1955
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