Story: Nelson region

Nelson landscapes: Colin McCahon (3rd of 6)

Nelson landscapes: Colin McCahon

‘Spring, Ruby Bay’ was painted in 1945. Colin McCahon lived in the Nelson region on and off from 1939 until 1948. Like Doris Lusk and Toss Woollaston, he painted landscapes of the Motueka River valley and Tākaka hill. Unlike them, McCahon sometimes included Christian symbolism and text.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 1986/11
Oil on cardboard by Colin McCahon, 1945

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Arts, culture and science', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/28975/nelson-landscapes-colin-mccahon (accessed 5 April 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015