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Name/Title 3 Elders Sitting
Primary Maker Fear, Joan Elizabeth
Production Date Circa 1970
Object Type Watercolour/Painting
Classification Work on paper
Department Visual Arts
Tangata Whenua
Brief Description This painting demonstrates Fear’s interest in local subjects. Painted with sure, concise brushstrokes this work shows the artist’s confidence with her medium and subject.

Joan Fear was brought up in Raglan and joined the Waikato Society of Arts and as a young woman had her first solo exhibition in 1965. She was also a member of the studio art group, along with artists like Para Matchitt and Ray Starr, who were pioneering advocates of modern art. Her work ranges across several genres: portraits, landscapes, still life and large scale studies of rural and urban life. An advocate of the regionalist approach, Fear’s paintings demonstrate her love of the local landscape and its communities.
Measurements 750 x 610 x 33mm (framed whole)
400 x 340mm (image)
Media/Materials Watercolour
Production Place Hamilton/Waikato/North Island/New Zealand
Collection Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection/Visual Arts
Signature & Date "Joan Fear"
Signed BR
Signature/Marks "Joan Fear"
"Joan Fear - I painted this around 1970 from drawing of Sweetman - Repia wedding"
Accession Date 08 Aug 2008
Acquisition Method Gift
Credit Line Trust Waikato Art and Taonga Collection
Accession No 2008/20/12
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