Susan Skerman

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Susan Skerman
Born1928 (age 93–94)
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
EducationIlam School of Fine Arts, Central School of Art and Craft
Known forPainting

Susan Skerman (born 1928) is a New Zealand artist.

Early life[edit]

Skerman was born in Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand, in 1928.[1]


Skerman was educated at Nga Tawa Diocesan School and the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury. She then attended the Central School of Art and Craft in London between 1953 and 1955.[2]


Skerman's first solo exhibition was in Hamilton, 1955.[2] She has also exhibited with:

Her works were included in the 'bush walk' at Expo '70, a world's fair held in Osaka, Japan. Following the exhibition, the pieces were hung in the New Zealand parliament's Beehive building in Wellington.[10] Skerman also exhibited the works in 2014 at the Waikato District Health Board's Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building, where the pieces remain on permanent display.[2][11]

Works by Skerman are held in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.[12]


  1. ^ "Skerman, Susan". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Bush walk art by world renowned Waikato artist". Waikato Newsroom. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Artists exhibited with Auckland Society of Arts". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  4. ^ Kay, Robin; Eden, Tony (1983). Portrait of a Century: The History of the N.Z. Academy of Fine Arts, 1882-1982. Millwood Press. ISBN 0908582609.
  5. ^ "Artists exhibited with New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Artists exhibited with The Group". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  7. ^ "The Group 1927 - 1977: an annotated bibliography - Heritage - Christchurch City Libraries". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  8. ^ "The Group 1971". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Print Council of New Zealand Fifth National Touring Exhibition 1974-1975". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  10. ^ Jock, Phillips (22 October 2014). "Exhibitions and world's fairs - World's fairs since 1950". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Bush Walk brings tranquillity to Older Persons building". Waikato Newsroom. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Susan Skerman". Retrieved 24 October 2017.

Further reading[edit]

Artist files for Skerman are held at:

Also see: