Stanley Palmer (artist)

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Stanley Palmer (born 1936) is a New Zealand painter and printmaker.

Stanley Palmer was born near Thames in the Coromandel, New Zealand and studied at Dunedin Technical College in the late 1950s. Although he has become well known for his prints, his formative years were spent painting. In 1969 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Art Council grant and in 1970 he quit his day job as an art teacher to become a professional printmaker and painter.

By the late 1970s his printmaking repertoire included woodcuts, monoprints and bamboo engravings. The scenes he portrays mainly feature New Zealand coasts with themes of colonisation, conservation, humanity and the land.[1]

Palmer has had regular and numerous one-man exhibitions at leading galleries in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

His work is represented in the national art collection housed in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and also in most other New Zealand public collections.


  1. ^ New Zealand Fine Prints Ltd, Stanley Palmer, retrieved 2008-11-01

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