Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011

Turner, Denis Knight, 1924-2011

New Zealand artist and illustrator. He was Whanganui-born, and was influenced by artists Theo Schoon and Gordon Walters, with a strong interest in Maori art. He was a conscientious objector during World War II. He had his first one-man show at Auckland Art Gallery in 1948 and from ca 1952 became a guide at the Waitomo Caves, where he painted his first landscapes. During the 1950s, he produced illustrations for books published by Reeds, including the covers of the first four novels by Barry Crump. He sailed for England in 1963, working there as a commercial artist. He returned to New Zealand in 1992 for the Tylee cottage residency in Whanganui. He then returned to London, where he died in 2011.

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Date: 1957 - 1959 By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011; A H & A W Reed (Firm) Ref: A-060-038/097 Description: Originals for book illustrations Quantity: 59 drawing(s). Physical Description: Ink on paper 220 x 280 to 280 x 280 mm Provenance: Donated by A H & A W R...
Date: 1960 - 1962 By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011 Ref: A-060-119/166 Description: Originals for book illustrations Quantity: 47 drawing(s). Physical Description: Ink, b&w 290 x 200 mm Processing information: Transferred from Manuscript...
From: Forbes, Josephine K, 1917-2005 :[John Lysaght Moore and Sophie Augusta Moore art works]. By: Moore, John Lysaght, 1897-1965; Hassall, Kenneth Welsh, 1902-1970; Robison, Edith Kathleen, 1879-1986; Barwick, Richard (Dr), 1929-2012; Taylor, Ernest Mervyn, 1906-1964; Adams, Jacqueline Nancy Mary, 1926-2007; Davies, A M, active 1948; Barrow, Terence Tui, 1923-2001; Wiseman, Hilda Alexandra, 1894-1982; Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011; Barden, Harril, active 1940s? Ref: E-773 Description: Includes hand-coloured greeting card by E K Robison 1959; black and white prints by K W Hassall, Richard Barwick 1952, Dennis Turner, E Mervyn Taylor, Judy H...
Date: 1980 - 1983 - 1990 - 1998 By: Sarjeant Gallery; Albrecht, Gretchen, 1943-; Collier, Edith Marion, 1885-1964; Fumpston, Rodney Arthur, 1947-; Lees, Derwent, active 1980s?; Page, Evelyn Margaret, 1899-1988; Preston, Margaret, 1883-1963; Trusttum, Philip Spencer, 1940-; Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011 Ref: E-592-001/068 Description: Includes cards and postcards showing reproductions of works by Edith Collier, Philip Trusttum, Margaret Preston, Eugene von Blaas, Evelyn Page, Rodney Fumpst...
Date: 1952 - 1956 By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011; Barrow, Terence Tui, 1923-2001 Ref: A-011-001/053 Description: Sketches of Waitomo Caves Dating: Dennis Knight Turner became a guide at Waitomo Caves in ca 1952. Quantity: 53 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil s...
Date: [1997-1998] From: Ireland, Kevin, 1933- : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8198-33 Description: Inward and outward correspondence; correspondents entered in the Name field. Also includes work by Ireland returned by Bob Dudding; story by Peter Farrell, `...
Date: 1958 By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011; A H & A W Reed (Firm) Ref: A-060-098/100 Description: Art work for printing for the title page of Legends of Rotorua Quantity: 3 drawing(s). Physical Description: Coloured ink on film, 350 x 260 mm Provenanc...
Date: 1924-1994 From: Roth, Herbert Otto, 1917-1994: Collected papers, personal papers, photographs and ephemera Ref: MS-Papers-6164-106 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1960 - 1962 By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011; A H & A W Reed (Firm) Ref: A-060-015/037 Description: Unbound (proof) copies of book illustrations Quantity: 24 b&w photo-mechanical print(s). Physical Description: Photolithographs, b&w 210 x 150 mm Transfe...
Date: [ca 1985-1986] From: Fraser, Kinnear George 1916-1986 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-7674-12 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1993 From: McNeish, James Henry Peter, 1931-2016: Papers Ref: MS-Papers-7811-212 Description: Notes and correspondence James McNeish on the expatriate artist Dennis Knight Turner. Includes copies of catalogues and magazine articles. Quantity: 1 folde...
Date: 1960s From: Beavis, Cyril Denis Archibald, 1911-2000 :Slides of radio, television, personalities, and places By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011 Ref: PAColl-7715-97 Description: Photographs of illustrations by New Zealand artist Dennis Knight Turner (b 1924), for his book "Tangi" (published by A H & A W Reed, Wellington and Auckland,...
Date: [ca 1900-1948] From: Roth, Herbert Otto, 1917-1994: Collected papers, personal papers, photographs and ephemera Ref: PA12-0269 Description: Quantity: 6 colour original transparency/ies. Physical Description: Transparencies
Date: 1955 By: Architectural Centre (Wellington, N.Z.). Gallery Ref: ArtEph-1955-T-02 Description: Typescript invitation and envelope show illustrations of primitive figures similar to rock carvings or dendroglyphs, in brown and black.
Date: 1948-1949 From: Murphy, Rodney Morris, 1921-2012 : Papers By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011 Ref: MS-Papers-11817-1 Description: Contains letter to Rodney Murphy from his friend, painter Dennis Knight Turner, together with catalogues for two of Turner's exhibitions. Also Turner's busin...
Date: 1935 - 1954 From: Roberts, Rex, fl 1970-1990s (collector) :[Collection of art exhibition and dealers' catalogues, 1914-1999]. By: Auckland City Art Gallery; Hocken Library; Sarjeant Gallery; Waikato Society of Arts; Wanganui Arts and Crafts Society Ref: E-929-F-003 Description: Includes: New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts catalogues: 1958-1962; Autumn 1957-1958, 1960-1963; Sculpture pottery and graphic art 1962-1963. Canterbury Socie...
Date: [ca 1953-1955] By: Turner, Dennis Knight, 1924-2011 Ref: MS-Papers-0225 Description: Correspondence with J H Richards concerning his booklet on Waitomo caves with some notes on the caves, and a collection of newspaper clippings on Waitomo and...