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GOTTFRIED LINDAUER is buried in Woodville Cemetery New Zealand

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Gottfried Lindauer, also known as Gottfried or by his Czech name, Bohumr Lindauer (5 January 1839 13 June 1926) was a Czech and later a New Zealand artist famous for his portraits including that of the Maori.
Despite his German sounding surname, he was ethnically Czech.

Many prominent Maori chiefs commissioned his work, which accurately records their facial tattoos, clothing, ornaments and weapons.

The other artist known for these portraits was Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (18701947)

Gottried Lindauer arrived in New Zealand in 1873.
A professional artist, he travelled throughout the country as a protege of Henry Partridge, an Auckland businessman, who exhibited Lindauer's portraits of prominent Maori and members of early Colonial families.
Lindauer frequently painted more than one version of a portrait, and occasionally worked from photographs.
His most famous painting is perhaps Ana Rupene and Child - see link below to buy this print ...

He is buried in the
OLD GORGE CEMETERY - WOODVILLE

You can see some of his paintings on the Auckland Art Gallery site:
LINDAUER ONLINE PROJECT

A very interesting look at his portraits history with some of his paintings is on this site:
MOKOMOKAI - THE DOCUMENTARY

If you would like to buy some of his prints:
LINDAUER FINE ART PRINTS FOR SALE

Surnames: LINDAUER
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on 2009-04-04 18:49:33

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