Colin McCahon, Elias triptych, 1959.  Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987), New Zealand's most significant artist, began painting in religious themes in the late 1940s.  Through the 1950s, he increasingly utilized text, including this stunning triptych as part of his Elias series, painted in 1959.

Colin McCahon, Elias triptych, 1959. Colin McCahon (1919 - 1987), New Zealand's most significant artist, began painting in religious themes in the late 1940s. Through the 1950s, he increasingly utilized text, including this stunning triptych as part of his Elias series, painted in 1959.

This is a video I made about the New Zealand Artist Colin McCahon. The video…

This is a video I made about the New Zealand Artist Colin McCahon. The video…

I the prisoner in the Lord, 1969 - Colin McCahon

I the prisoner in the Lord, 1969 - Colin McCahon

God it is all dark, 1969 - Colin McCahon

God it is all dark, 1969 - Colin McCahon

All eyes on Nazareth, please, 1969 - Colin McCahon

All eyes on Nazareth, please, 1969 - Colin McCahon

If a man walks after nightfall, 1969 - Colin McCahon

If a man walks after nightfall, 1969 - Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon - May his light shine (Tau Cross) - Chartwell Collection of contemporary art

Colin McCahon - May his light shine (Tau Cross) - Chartwell Collection of contemporary art

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