Toi Toi Card - E. Mervyn Taylor 1950
Ernest Mervyn Taylor was a wood engraver, painter, illustrator, sculptor and designer, born in Auckland in 1906. In the course of his career as a freelance artist, Mervyn was fascinated in his art with depicting Māori life and legends within his nationalist art movement. This movement sought to capture the particular qualities of New Zealand’s landscape and culture. Mervyn took on the role as being both an artist and communicator, for he wanted his art to be a way to educate by making art more accessible to people. He did this through some of his own private press publications on Maori myths and legends, as well as with his vast oeuvre of wood engraving, murals and painting to connect more people to his lessons.
DIMENSIONS: A6 - 104 mm x 148 mm
STOCK: Beautifully textured
SOLD AS: One card with white envelope to match