John Drawbridge images
John Drawbridge is one of New Zealand’s most significant and influential artists of the 20th century. His series of paintings and prints reworking images by 17th century European masters resonates fittingly with our own work as New Zealand musicians exploring our heritage of 17th and 18th century European music. Both acknowledge the designs and techniques of the historical past and their influence on our art and culture in contemporary New Zealand. Restoration initially approached John Drawbridge in 1993 for permission to use his mezzotint The Concert (Vermeer with Matisse) in publicity material for our Voix et Violon programme, to which he agreed. We are grateful to Cameron Drawbridge and Tanya Ashken for their assistance with this ongoing connection.