Guy Ngan was a New Zealand artist. He worked across a large range of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, design and architecture, and is known for his incorporation of M?ori motifs such as the tiki. Many of his works are in prominent places, such as the tapestry in the Beehive and sculpture at the Reserve Bank, while many others are dotted around the country in smaller towns and suburban locations such as Stokes Valley.
He was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1926, to Chinese parents Wai Yin and Chin Ting. He was educated at Wellington Technical College, where he studied sculpture and wood carving. After leaving school, he worked as a cabinet maker and furniture maker. In 1944, he joined the New Zealand Army and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he returned to New Zealand and resumed his studies at Wellington Technical more...
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