Robert Ellis 1929 – 2021
Ellis was born in Northampton, England. He trained at the Northampton School of Art and also attended the Royal College of Art, London.
Immigrating to New Zealand in 1957 to take up a position as lecturer at Auckland University School of Fine Arts, Ellis retired as an Emeritus Professor in 1994. Having left a post war UK and knowing very little about NZ prior to his arrival he was largely influenced by Māoritanga, seeking to heal two cultures he saw glaring at each other… 'hang on, you've each got things to give to each other, get on with it.'
Ellis was prolific during his career, with over 60 solo exhibitions and his works are held in numerous major public galleries.
Image Dimensions: 560mm W x 760mm H