Elam School of Fine Arts
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The Elam School of Fine Arts, founded in 1890 by John Edward Elam is a part of Auckland University. Students study degrees in fine art with an emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach. The school is located across three buildings, the Mondrian building, Building 431 or the Main Fine Arts building, down the end of Whitaker Place, and Elam B, which includes the studios for postgraduate and doctorate students on Princes Street, in Central Auckland.
The fine arts library houses New Zealands largest collection of specialist monographs, and has an extensive collection of art books, which is rumoured to be the largest in New Zealand.
The school has had a significant effect on the Art of New Zealand. Notable alumni include:
- Gretchen Albrecht
- Rita Angus
- George Baloghy
- Don Binney
- Peter Brown
- Niki Caro
- Melvin Day
- Lynley Dodd
- Michael Parekowhai
- Ian Scott
- John Weeks
- Lois White
- Ian Thwaites & Rie Fletcher (2004). We Learnt to See: Elam's Rutland Group 1935-1958. Puriri Press. pp. 43–45. ISBN 0-908943-27-X.
- [http://wn.com/Elam_School_of_Fine_Arts date=2012-02-24 "George Fraser Gallery"].
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