Arnold Manaaki Wilson was a key figure in the school of non-traditional Māori carving that arose in the 1960s. In 1955 he became the first Māori to graduate from Auckland's Elam School of Arts. Together with contemporaries such as Ralph Hōtere, Para Matchitt and Selwyn Muru, Wilson engaged with international movements in modern art to develop new forms and functions for Māori carving and other media.
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