MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996

McNab, Donald, 1912-1996

Artist and veteran of the Battle of Crete. Born in Napier and went to Ahuriri School and Napier Technical College. Worked in advertising as a commercial artist before the war. He experienced the Napier earthquake and painted without rest for two days and nights, and daily afterwards, to provide a record of the disaster (See article in Dominion, 27 January 1989, page 6). He later exhibited at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (1949-1963). His war experience is described in a newspaper article of 23 April 1991 (Napier daily telegraph? - also in Artists' file in D&P; extra details of holding institutions, military career in AT 10/14, 3 September 2001)

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Date: 1931 - 1999 - 2001 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996; Percy, Kevin, active 1990s Ref: E-592-074 Description: Shows a view looking along the street which has rubble down both sides. A hairdresser's sign lies at the right, and electric wires are sagging. A tram line o...
Date: 1931 - 1999 - 2001 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996; Percy, Kevin, active 1990s Ref: E-592-072 Description: Shows the hotel, damaged so that one can see into each room as in a doll's-house. The ground floor is of brick with rounded window arches. Each room is paper...
Date: 1931 - 1999 - 2001 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996; Percy, Kevin, active 1990s Ref: E-592-073 Description: Shows the old Napier Post Office on the corner of Shakespeare Road and Browning Street, burning. An elderly lady at the right is helped by two fireman. A man...
Date: 1942 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency By: McIntyre, Peter, 1910-1995; MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: PAColl-4161-01-198 Description: Photographs of the paintings done by Peter McIntyre, official New Zealand war artist, during the Battle of Crete, and by Captain McNab (Donald George MacNab)...
Date: 1988 - 01 Jan 1988 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: OHColl-0794-1 Description: Jock Stevenson, Nancy Rees and Donald MacNab talk about their experiences during the 1931 Napier earthquake. The video includes archival photographs and fil...
Date: 1931 - 1999 - 2001 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996; Percy, Kevin, active 1990s Ref: E-592-071 Description: Top image shows a fashionably dressed woman and child in the right foreground beside a new car, with the new nurses' home, of Spanish Mission style, in the b...
Date: 1931 - 1999 - 2001 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996; Percy, Kevin, active 1990s Ref: E-592-069 Description: Shows a fashionably dressed woman and child in the right foreground beside a new car, with the new nurses' home, of Spanish Mission style, in the background....
Date: 1931 - 1999 - 2001 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996; Percy, Kevin, active 1990s Ref: E-592-070 Description: Shows a large pile of debris, wood, stone and red tiles, being the remains of "the once beautiful Nurses' Home where seven nurses died and many were injured"...
Date: 1944 By: New Zealand. Army. Education Welfare Service Ref: ArtEph-1944-N-01 Description: Catalogue of works by many artists including M K Venables, R M Conly, B Roundhill, D G MacNab, R E Hutton, A G Manson, Russell Clark, Cpl M Jillett, L/Cpl R ...
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Rooms with a view; the Empire Hotel on the corner of Shakespeare Road and Brewster Street. [19]31.
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: B-155-018 Description: Shows the hotel, damaged so that one can see into each room as in a doll's-house. The ground floor is of brick with rounded window arches. Each room is paper...
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Seaward side of Masonic Hotel, the morning after the earthquake and fire. [19]31.
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: B-155-020 Description: Shows one remaining wall, two storeys high, of the brick hotel. There is debris in the left foreground. Title from accompanying slip of paper. Other Titles...
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Browning Street saga. [19]31.
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: D-011-022 Description: Shows the old Napier Post Office on the corner of Shakespeare Road and Browning Street, burning. An elderly woman at the right is helped by two fireman. A ma...
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: A-354-018 Description: Shows a view looking along the street which has rubble down both sides. A hairdresser's sign lies at the right, and electric wires are sagging. A tram line o...
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: A-354-017 Description: Shows two soldiers and a fireman at the right beside a notice warning against looting. At the left a group of five men with forks and shovels sort or tidy th...
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: A-354-019 Description: Shows a view looking along the street which has rubble down both sides. A tobacconist's pole has fallen down amongst the rubble at the right, and the electri...
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: A-354-020 Description: Shows a smoking ruined three-storey building with only a small section at the right showing the original full height. One of a series of paintings made by M...
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Reading earthquake news bulletin. [19]31.
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: B-155-019 Description: Shows a group of three men seated on a plank reading the news bulletin during a break in their recovery work. In the right foreground two hot billies are slu...
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Servicemen clearing debris in Hastings Street. "Tom Parker" building in centre; "Hannahs" building on far left. [19]31.
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: B-155-021 Description: Shows a general view of the street covered in debris and flanked by the shells of damaged buildings. Servicemen in white uniforms are looking at the mess and...
Date: 1930 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: B-155-022 Description: Shows a fashionably dressed woman and child in the right foreground beside a new car, with the new nurses' home, of Spanish Mission style, in the background....
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Nurses' home (after). 1931.
Date: 1931 By: MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 Ref: B-155-024 Description: Shows a large pile of debris, wood, stone and red tiles, being the remains of "the once beautiful Nurses' Home where seven nurses died and many were injured"...