Art historian and critic Peter Tomory was the second professional director at Auckland City Art Gallery from 1956 to 1965. He then taught at Auckland University, before departing overseas to pursue his career as a curator and teacher. He is seen here (left) with artist Colin McCahon, who worked at the art gallery at the same time. Tomory promoted a nationalist view of New Zealand art and was a staunch supporter of McCahon.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, E. H. McCormick Research Library
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