MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020

McDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020

Artist, born Taihape. Educated in Timaru and Christchurch. Studied as a musician at Canterbury University but turned to art. Served in the NZ Army and Air Force, living and studying in London for some time immediately after the war. Has lived in Paris since about 1950. He visited Wellington over the summer of 1947-1948, and lived in Wellington 1949-1950. In the latter period he worked at the Alexander Turnbull Library as a cataloguer. Helped form the Thursday Club with Helen Hitchings. Began as a landscape painter but progressed to portraits and figure studies. Preoccupied with the "human predicament". Association with Salon des Independants, Dessin et Peintre a l'eau, Terres latines, Selection Othon Griesz, Biennale de Menton, gallery Pierre Montal, Norwich International 1960, Stamford International 1964, Bristol Commonwealth Exhib 1968. Exhibited with The Group, late 40s and early 50s.

He died in Paris on 26 August 2020, at the age of 97.

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Date: 1950 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020; Hitchings, Helen Margaret St. Clare, 1920-2002 Ref: G-443 Description: Shows painters working on the Burns Philp Building, corner of Hawkestone Street and Molesworth Street Painted with Helen Hitchings' group, experimenting wit...
Date: [1972-1976] From: McLeod, Jennifer Helen, 1941- : Papers, sound recordings, and photographs Ref: MS-Papers-4788-10 Description: Contents: Includes poem 'Last Darkness' by Margaret Austyn, 'Linking people, lizards, poultry, pigs' by Douglas MacDiarmid, 'Music in a modern university : a...
MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922- :Mt Herbert. 1946.
Date: 1946 - 1947 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020; Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 Ref: G-258-1 Description: Shows Mt Herbert, seen from the water of Lyttelton Harbour, near Diamond Harbour. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Douglas MacDiarmid 1946; Verso - centr...
Date: 1964 - 1969 From: Roberts, Rex, fl 1970-1990s (collector) :[Collection of art exhibition and dealers' catalogues, 1914-1999]. By: Alexander Turnbull Library; Auckland City Art Gallery Ref: E-929-F-004 Description: Includes: New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts catalogues: Annual 1964-1968; Autumn 1964-1965, 1967-1969; Sculpture Pottery and Graphic Arts 1965. Alexander Turn...
Date: [1934-2000] By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: MS-Group-2022 Description: Predominantly correspondence, as well as some diaries, poems, articles, short stories, an unpublished novel, passports, `In and out of general surgery' by G ...
MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr 1922- :[Frances Mulrennan combing her hair] 1949
Date: 1949 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-008 Description: A seated woman with long red hair and a pink top. She is in front of a window and is combing her hair. The same subject as A-135-041 and as A-135-008-1. The...
Date: 1947 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-038/040 Description: Studies of black women, including one nude According to the artist, who visited the Library in 1993, these drawings were done in Paris in 1947, at Cite Univ...
Date: 1967 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: G-442 Description: A semi-representational view of people standing on a beach Title from verso Other Titles - Piha 2 Inscriptions: Signed: MacDiarmid Quantity: 1 oil(s). P...
Date: 1949 - 1951 From: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr 1922- :[Portraits and scene in Paris] 1945-1954 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-044 Description: A scene in a tree-lined boulevard with large buildings behind a fence Inscriptions: Verso - title in pencil; Recto - bottom right - signature (D. K. MacDiar...
Date: 1967 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: G-276 Description: A semi-representational view of groups of swimmers on a beach with large waves Title from verso Quantity: 1 oil(s). Physical Description: Oil 590 x 910 m...
Date: 1946 From: [MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr], 1922- :[Portraits and studies. 1945-1949] By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-023 Description: A reclining nude woman, her left elbow on a cushion According to the artist (visited the Library, 1993) these were drawn at a life drawing class in St John'...
Date: 1946 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-009 Description: A front view of the spire and front entrance of Holy Trinity Church, Euston Road, London Inscriptions: Signed: D K MacDiarmid Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). ...
Date: 1946 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: B-104-033 Description: A woman seated on a bed or draped sofa. She is reading a book Blanche Harding had been the artist's landlady and friend in Christchurch while he was a stude...
Date: 1949 From: [MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr], 1922- :[Portraits and studies. 1945-1949] By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-034 Description: A front view of artist John Drawbridge, nearly full-length. He is standing and tying the knot of his tie According to the artist (visited the Library, 1993)...
Date: 1950 - 1959 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020; Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 Ref: G-256-2 Description: Shows ploughed ground under orchard trees in a hilly landscape. There is a farmhouse in the middle distance. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - Douglas Mac...
Date: 1951 - 1959 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020; Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 Ref: A-320-010 Description: Shows hills and trees, in a rhythmic pattern. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - [illegible signature and perhaps title and date] Quantity: 1 watercolour...
Date: 1944 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: A-135-002 Description: Looking across the street at an intersection towards shops with verandahs at the roadside Title from verso Inscriptions: Verso - Signed: Douglas MacDiarmid...
Date: 1954 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020; Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 Ref: G-257-2 Description: Shows a landscape, possibly in Europe, with a large hill at the left. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Douglas MacDiarmid 1954 Quantity: 1 oil(s). Phy...
Date: 1944 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020 Ref: B-061-016 Description: A view of an empty section with a group of large trees to the right, and broken down paling fences with houses across a street Title from verso Inscription...
Date: 1951 By: MacDiarmid, Douglas Kerr, 1922-2020; Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 Ref: G-259 Description: Shows an orchard in Provence, France. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Douglas MacDiarmid '51; Verso - centre - [Title] Quantity: 1 oil(s). Physical ...