Owen Merton Expatriate Painter Exhibition: Christchurch Art Gallery, 11 June - 26 September 2004.
Price: 25.00 USD
Te Puna O Waiwhetu: Christchurch Art Gallery, 2004. Oblong 4to. 31 pp. 12 full page color plates, 1 double page color plate, full page black and white photograph of the artist. " Owen Merton-Expatriate Painter is the first significant exhibition of Merton's work since the tour of a private American collection through New Zealand in the late 1970's, and his first comprehensive retrospective. His son,Thomas Merton, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer on Christian spirituality, once wrote of his father: His vision of the world was full of balance, full of veneration for structure... and therefore his paintings were without decoration or superficial comment. My father painted like Cezanne and understood the landscape the way Cezanne did". Fine.