Russell Clark (artist)

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Landing Ships Under Fire, Treasury Island, 1943, by Russell Clark
Russell Clark, 'Looking towards Tulagi from Halvao', 1944
Seabird, by Russell Clark, for Samoan school publication
Sea bird, for Samoan school journal, by Russell Clark

Russell Stuart Cedric Clark (27 August 1905–29 July 1966) was a New Zealand artist, illustrator, sculptor and university lecturer.[1] He was born in Christchurch, North Canterbury, New Zealand on 27 August 1905.[2] He attended Canterbury College School of Art from 1922 to 1928.[3] He was an Official War Artist for New Zealand during the Second World War.[4] Colin McCahon and Doris Lusk were among his students.[5] Clark worked as an illustrator at the New Zealand School Journal both before and after the war, and was "the first unofficial art editor".[5] By the 1950s he was working for both the School Journal and the Listener. Many of Clark's art works are held in Archives New Zealand in Wellington.

The Russell Clark Award was named in his honour.


  1. ^ Dunn, Michael (1975). Russell Clark 1905-1966 A retrospective exhibition (PDF). Christchurch: Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
  2. ^ Roberts, Neil. "Russell Stuart Cedric Clark". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Russell Clark - Artworks, Exhibitions, Profile & Content". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Russell Clark | War Art Digitisation". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b O'Brien, Gregory, 1961- (2007). A nest of singing birds : 100 years of the New Zealand school journal. Learning Media. ISBN 0790319632. OCLC 488397015.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)