Story: McCahon, Colin John

'House in trees, Titirangi'

'House in trees, Titirangi'

Colin McCahon moved to Auckland from Christchurch in 1953 and went to live in Titirangi, in a small house surrounded by trees, with large kauri trees growing nearby. These influences were quickly reflected in his paintings, which drew on the colours and shapes of the kauri and became more geometric and cubist than in his earlier painting.

Using this item

Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 2003/50
by Colin McCahon

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Courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust

How to cite this page:

Gordon H. Brown. 'McCahon, Colin John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5m4/mccahon-colin-john (accessed 17 May 2021)