Pat Hanly

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Pat Hanly
Born James Patrick Hanly
2 August 1932
Palmerston North
Died 20 September 2004
Nationality New Zealander
Education Ilam School of Fine Arts
Known for Painting
Notable work The seven ages of man, Torso

James Patrick "Pat" Hanly (2 August 1932 – 20 September 2004) was a painter born in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Hanly was educated in Palmerston North but was withdrawn from secondary school before matriculating. Hanly's parents had organised a hairdressing apprenticeship for him. During this time Hanly took night classes and then enrolled as a non-diploma student at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. After graduating Hanly travelled to Europe and attended classes at the Chelsea School of Art. Hanly returned to New Zealand in 1962 and accepted a position teaching drawing at the University of Auckland School of Architecture. Hanly continued to paint until his retirement in 1994.[1]

Major public commissions[edit]

Hanly completed a number of large public murals at Auckland Airport, the University of Auckland School of Architecture and the Aotea Centre. Hanly was also responsible for the Peace Mural on the corner of Karangahape and Ponsonby Roads in Auckland. Hanly was also commissioned by Sir Miles Warren to paint "Rainbow Pieces" for the Christchurch Town Hall in 1971.[2]

Critical recognition[edit]

During his time at the University of Canterbury Hanly received the Turner Prize for landscape.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Hanly married Gillian (Gil) Taverner in 1958 and the couple had one son and two daughters.[3] Gil took up photography in the late 1970s and became a photographer of note.[4] Pat Hanly was a keen sailor and anti nuclear activist. The New Zealand Who's Who listed his recreations as kite flying, sailing and Greenpeace.


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