Our Collection

Many of Lindauer’s paintings have started to deteriorate through age. Our photographs of Lindauer aintings allow these imperfections to be minimised and the studio gives the public an opportunity to see more Lindauer paintings (copies) on a rotating basis than any other institution in New Zealand.

Currently we have more than 75 reproductions available.

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Catherine Simpson Squires was born in Scotland. In 1872 she married William Squires, a Doctor in Nelson.

Catherine Simpson Squires was born in Scotland. In 1872 she married William Squires, a Doctor in Nelson.

Dan was a member of the Sokol, a youth sport movement and gymnastics organisation first founded in Prague in 1862.

Dan was a member of the Sokol, a youth sport movement and gymnastics organization founded in Prague in 1862.

Margaret Tringham, wife of Charles Tringham a Wellington architect, (he designed Plimmer House). Her father, Dr John Bennett, was the first Registrar-General in New Zealand.

Margaret Tringham, wife of Charles Tringham a Wellington architect, (he designed Plimmer House).
Her father, Dr John Bennett, was the first Registrar-General in New Zealand.

 

 

The studio opened on 16 June 2001 with 15 reproductions and four originals that were loaned for the occasion. Lindauer’s four grandchildren and their families as well as local dignitaries and the Czechoslovakian Consul, Miroslav Paulik, attended the opening. The opening was timed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Lindauer’s death on the 13th of June 1926.