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'Albion Wright' by Leo Bensemann

'Albion Wright' by Leo Bensemann

Leo Bensemann's portrait of Albion Wright was painted in 1947, the year that Wright established the Pegasus Press. Pegasus followed the lead of the Caxton Press in publishing serious New Zealand literary works, including works by Janet Frame. Denis Glover worked for Pegasus briefly after losing his position at the Caxton Press in 1951.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
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Oil on canvas by Leo Bensemann

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Elizabeth Caffin, 'Publishing - Post-war publishing, 1945 to 1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Elizabeth Caffin, published 22 Oct 2014