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  • Charles Goldie - Joan of Arc
  • Charles Goldie - Day Dreams. Christmas time in Maoriland
  • Charles Goldie - Thoughts of a Tohunga Wharekauri Tahuna
  • Charles Goldie - Reverie. Pipi Haerehuka
  • Charles Goldie - Sleep, 'tis a gentle thing
  • Charles Goldie - The Heir Apparent
  • Charles Goldie - A Noble Relic of a Noble Race. Wharekauri Tahuna
  • Charles Goldie - Ena Te Papatahi. A chieftainess of the Ngapuhi tribe
  • Charles Goldie - Ahinata Te Rangitautini Tuhourangi Tribe
  • Charles Goldie - Sweet idleness, Rahapa an Arawa chieftainess
  • Charles Goldie - Te Aitu Te Irikau. an Arawa chieftainess
  • Charles Goldie - Thoughts of a Tohunga Wharekauri Tahuna 1
  • Charles Goldie - A Noble Relic of a Noble Race
  • Charles Goldie - Patara Te Tuhi. an old warrior
  • Charles Goldie - Sophia. the heroine of Tarawera
  • Charles Goldie - The Christ Child in the Temple
  • Charles Goldie - A Hero of many Fights
  • Charles Goldie - Touched by the hand of Time
  • Charles Goldie - A High-Born Lady
  • Charles Goldie - Caught Napping
  • Charles Goldie - Fire and Smoke
  • Charles Goldie - Ina Te Papatahi
  • Charles Goldie - Peeping Patara
  • Charles Goldie - Study of a still life
  • Charles Goldie - Tamati Waaka Nene
  • Charles Goldie - Tamehana from Life
  • Charles Goldie - A Study 1
  • Charles Goldie - Forty Winks
  • Charles Goldie - Te Aotiti Tumai
All 69 Artworks from Charles Goldie

Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (1870-1947) was a well-known New Zealand artist, famous for his portrayal of Māori dignitaries.

Goldie was born in Auckland on 20 October 1870. He was named after his maternal grandfather, Charles Frederick Partington, who built the landmark Auckland windmill. His father, David Goldie, was a prominent timber merchant and politician, and a strict Primitive Methodist who resigned as Mayor of Auckland rather than toast the visiting Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York with alcohol. His mother, Maria Partington, was an amateur artist and encouraged his artistic ability. Goldie was educated at Auckland Grammar School, and while still at school won several prizes from the Auckland Society of Arts and the New Zealand Art Students' Association. Goldie studied art part-time under Louis John Steele, after leaving school to work in his father's business. Sir George Grey was impressed by two of Goldie's still-life paintings that were being exhibited at the Auckland Academy of Art (Steele's art society, of which Goldie was honorary secretary) in 1891, and he talked David Goldie into permitting his son to undertake further art training abroad.

Goldie went to Paris to study at the famous Académie Julian. This was a conservative institution, resistant to Impressionism and the avant-garde, and Goldie received a strong grounding in traditional, formal drawing and painting.He returned to NZ in 1898 and established the "French Academy of Art" with Louis J. Steele, who had been his tutor prior to his departure. They collaborated on the large painting The Arrival of the Māoris in New Zealand , based on Géricault's Raft of the Medusa and depicting exhausted, starved and stormtossed Polynesian mariners sighting land at last. It has been criticised as historically inaccurate (even in terms of contemporary anthropological knowledge), both in the appearance of the crew and their vessel and in the situation of near-shipwreck depicted. However, it was widely praised at the time.

Goldie and Steele parted ways not long afterwards and Goldie established his own studio. From 1901 he made field trips to meet, sketch and photograph Māori people in their own locations, and he also paid Māori visitors to Auckland to sit for him. Most of these were chiefs visiting the Native Land Court.By far the majority of Goldie's subjects were elderly, tattooed Māori of considerable standing in their own society. (The practice of tattooing (Tā moko) was no longer current at the time, and the remaining examples were mostly elderly; it was also a practice largely confined to high-status individuals.)

Goldie's work has been criticised as "racist", and certainly he held the Victorian attitudes he had grown up with that the Māori were a "dying race" and in many ways inferior to Europeans. However, many Māori value his images of their ancestors highly. Despite some critics considering them "not art", on the rare occasions they are offered for sale they fetch high prices, among the highest for New Zealand paintings. In March 2008, a price of NZ$400,000 (NZ$454,000 including buyer's premium) was paid at an International Art Centre auction in Auckland for a work entitled "Hori Pokai - Sleep, 'tis a gentle thing.  Prior to that, a price of NZ$530,000 (NZ$589,625 including buyer's premium) was achieved for a Goldie work in an online auction conducted by Fisher Galleries.  On 19 November 2010 opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sold the oil on canvas, Forty Winks, a portrait of Rutene Te Uamairangi, for the record price of $573,000. This is the the highest price paid for a painting at auction in New Zealand. Many are held in public collections, including the Auckland Art Gallery, the Auckland Institute and Museum, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. There is an ongoing controversy about the reproduction of Goldie's paintings of Maori that are held in public collections as prints for commercial sale.

Goldie's later work was largely from photographs, as his elderly models had died. Rumours that these paintings were produced with the help of a mechanical projection system are not bourne out by a comparison of the photographs with the paintings, though this shortcut was apparently practiced by Gottfried Lindauer, the other New Zealand artist well-known for Māori portraits. Goldie's health eventually deteriorated through a combination of lead poisoning (from the lead white used to prepare his canvases) and alcoholism. He died on 11 July 1947.

The convicted art forger Karl Sim changed his name legally to Carl Feodor Goldie in the 1980s in order to be able to "legitimately" sign his Goldie copies "C.F. Goldie". He no longer tries to pass them off as by the original C.F. Goldie, however. He published an autobiography with Tim Wilson in 2003 called Good as Goldie.

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Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (1870-1947) était un célèbre artiste néo-zélandaise, célèbre pour son interprétation de dignitaires maoris. Goldie est né à Auckland le 20 Octobre 1870. Il a été nommé d'après son grand-père maternel, Charles Frederick Partington, qui a construit le moulin à vent historique Auckland. Son père, David Goldie, était un ma...
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Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (1870-1947) war ein bekannter New Zealand Künstler, berühmt für seine Darstellung des Māori Würdenträger. Goldie war in Auckland am 20. Oktober 1870 geboren. Er wurde nach seinem Großvater mütterlicherseits, Charles Frederick Partington, die das Wahrzeichen Auckland Windmühle errichtet wurde. Sein Vater, David Goldie, ...
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Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (1870-1947) fu un noto artista Nuova Zelanda, famoso per il suo ritratto di dignitari Maori. Goldie è nato a Auckland il 20 ottobre 1870. È stato chiamato dopo il suo nonno materno, Charles Frederick Partington, che ha costruito il mulino a vento punto di riferimento di Auckland. Suo padre, David Goldie, era un commerc...
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Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (1870-1947) fue un conocido artista de Nueva Zelanda, famoso por su interpretación de los dignatarios maoríes. Goldie nació en Auckland el 20 de octubre de 1870. Él era el nombre de su abuelo materno, Charles Frederick Partington, que construyó el molino de viento histórico Auckland. Su padre, David Goldie, era un prom...
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Чарльз Фредерик Голди, кавалер Ордена Британской империи (1870-1947) был известным Новой Зеландии художник, известный своими изображения сановников маори. Goldie родился в Окленде 20 октября 1870 года. Он был назван в честь его деда по материнской линии, Чарльз Фредерик Партингтон, который построил ветряную мельницу достопримечательностью Окленда. ...
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查尔斯冯检基戈尔迪,OBE(1870-1947)是一个著名的新西兰艺术家,著名为他毛利人要人的写照。 戈尔迪出生于1870年10月20日在奥克兰。他被任命后,他的外祖父,冯检基帕廷顿,查尔斯是谁建的具有里程碑意义的奥克兰风车。访问杜克大学和康沃尔和约克公爵夫人用酒精,他的父亲,大卫戈尔迪,是一个突出的木材商人和政治家,和严格的原始卫理公会奥克兰市市长,而不是祝酒辞任。他的母亲,玛丽亚帕廷顿,是一个业余的艺术家和鼓励他的艺术表现能力。戈尔迪霍恩曾就读于奥克兰文法学校,同时还在学校从奥克兰艺术和新西兰艺术学生会学会赢得多个奖项。戈尔迪师从路易斯约翰斯蒂尔艺术的一部分时,离开学校后在他父亲的业务工作。先生乔治灰色了深刻的印象戈尔迪霍恩的静物,是正的艺术奥克兰学院(斯蒂尔的艺术社会,其中戈尔迪是名誉...
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Charles Frederick Goldie, OBE (1870-1947) foi um famoso artista de Nova Zelândia, famoso por sua interpretação de dignitários Māori. Goldie nasceu em Auckland em 20 de Outubro de 1870. Ele foi nomeado depois que seu avô materno, Charles Frederick Partington, que construiu o marco moinho Auckland. Seu pai, David Goldie, foi um comerciante de madeira...
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チャールズフレデリックゴールディ、OBE(1870-1947)はマオリの高官の彼の描写で有名な有名なニュージーランドの芸術家だった。 ゴールディは1870年10月20日にオークランドで生まれた。彼は彼の母方の祖父、ランドマークオークランドの風車を建てチャールズフレデリックパーティントン、にちなんで命名された。彼の父、デビッドゴールディは、著名な木材の商人や政治家、そしてアルコールでオークランドの市長ではなく、トーストとコーンウォールとニューヨークの訪問公爵と公爵夫人を辞任厳しい原始メソジスト派だった。彼の母、マリアパーティントンは、アマチュアの芸術家であり、彼の芸術的才能を奨励した。ゴールディはオークランドグラマースクールで教育を受け、そして、まだ学校でオークランドの芸術の協会とニュージーラ...
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