Venue: The Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen
Time: Tue–Sun 10:00am – 6:00pm
Admission: CZK 100/50
The remarkable story of Gottfried Lindauer inspired The Gallery of West Bohemia to realise an absolutely unique exhibition, bringing around forty portraits of Maoris from the late 19th century from New Zealand to Europe for the first time.
Gottfried Lindauer, a Pilsen painter of New Zealand Maoris,is an artist with an extraordinary destiny who has been waiting till the present for his work to be adequately acknowledged. The Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen is working to repay the debt by hosting the first retrospective exhibition of the artist who in 1874 left for New Zealand, where he created a unique collection of portraits of the Maori population. This collection has been considered since to be part of the local national heritage of New Zealand, with Lindauer having the reputation of one of the most popular painters of the colonial era. The Gallery of West Bohemia will display more than forty Maori portraits at the exhibition, loaned exclusively from the Auckland Art Gallery, as well as works created on Czech soil before the painter left overseas – portraits of Pilsen burghers and the Cyril-Methodius series from the town of Valašské Klobouky.
Organised by Pilsen 2015, the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen
► This exhibition is a part of Flagship project: Gottfried Lindauer