Story: Wallwork, Elizabeth and Wallwork, Richard

Francis Shurrock (left), Richard Wallwork (centre) and James Cook (right)

Francis Shurrock (left), Richard Wallwork (centre) and James Cook (right)

Following his appointment in 1923 as modelling and art crafts teacher at the Canterbury College School of Arts, sculptor Francis Shurrock encountered opposition from the painter Richard Wallwork, who regarded sculpture as craft rather than true art.

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Devon Sinclair. 'Wallwork, Elizabeth and Wallwork, Richard', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998, updated July, 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4w3/wallwork-elizabeth (accessed 7 May 2021)