Maori decorative art 1925


Born in Scotland, Robert Donn came to New Zealand in 1921. He was a landscape watercolourist, as well as an art instructor at Dunedin Technical College and Auckland Teachers College

in 1925 he composed this talk on Maori art as decorative art, it serves as a useful companion to last weeks article on Maori art deco. the full text of the talk is reproduced here along with some of the illustrations, the full collection is available in the hocken archives .

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