Gordon Walters

The late Gordon Walters (1919-1995) is best known for his paintings that employ the koru and kōwhaiwhai rafter patterns. He ‘Mondrian-ised’ the koru, straightening and regimenting its scroll-like forms, taking it from organic to strictly geometric. Gordon is represented in our country’s major public collections and his place in our art history is also memorialised in the bi-annual Walters Prize. His work appears courtesy of the Walters Estate and Starkwhite.

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