Charles F. Goldie (1870-1947) is one of New Zealand's best known artists, with mystique surrounding his work. His fame has been fed by newspaper reports documenting record-shattering prices, thefts, vandalism and forgeries. The book explores Goldie's career, his early still life paintings, his time as a student in Paris, his reign as Aukland's leading painter, the fall from critical favour, descent into ill health and distinctive late period paintings of the 1930s.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book of the Year Award Illustrative Arts Category 1998.
Roger Blackley is the former Curator of Historical New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery. His publications include Albin Martin (1988), Two Centuries of New Zealand Landscape Art (1990), and The Art of Alfred Sharpe (1992). He is currently Lecturer in the Department of Art History, Victoria University, Wellington.