Woollaston : Wallace Arts Trust Collection, 1931 Ã» 1996
- Author: Stead, Oliver
- ISBN: 9780473323011
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This publication documents the Wallace Arts Trust remarkable collection of works by Sir Mountford Toss Woollaston. Born in rural Taranaki in 1910, long and famously resident in the Nelson district, knighted in 1979 for services to the arts, Toss Woollaston was the veteran of the longest, toughest and best-fought battle for recognition ever won by a New Zealand painter against the resistance of an ambivalent Kiwi public. From the early 1930s he led the struggle to gain acceptance for modern art in New Zealand, and through his life and work inspired generations of new artists to follow his example.