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Arthur Dagley
New Zealand 1919 - 1998 

Dagley was born in Hastings moving to Tauranga as a toddler.  Although widely regarded as self-taught Dagley did study under tutors including Paul Olds, Rudi Gopas, Louise Henderson, Garth Tapper and Colin McCahon.,  He exhibited regularly in both Tauranga and Hamilton.  Dagley had a lifetime fascination with shipping.  He produced a number of abstract works - both painting and sculptural pieces based on Tauranga harbour and port.  Dagley worked as a full time artist for several decades and has left a lasting legacy with a unique Bay of Plenty flavour.

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