J.S. Parker

J.S. Parker

J.S. Parker 
Marlborough
J. S. (John) Parker (1944–2017) (ONZM), was one of the most significant New Zealand painters of his generation. He graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts (Ilam) in 1967 with a Diploma of Fine Arts (Honours). At Ilam, in the early 60s, Parker studied under Rudolf Gopas who fostered the young artist's interest in European and American modernist art. While Parker’s paintings reveal the influence of Mondrian, Rothko and Colin McCahon, as evident in his dramatically reductive, geometrically structured compositions and rich, resonant colour planes, his work is also invigorated by the artist’s love of the dynamic paintwork of Pollock and Monet.

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