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Letter from a modern art collector – Mary Chamot

Mary Chamot writes to Melvin (Pat) Day, then Director of New Zealand’s National Art Gallery, January 1970

Letter from a modern art collector – Mary Chamot
<P><EM>Portrait of Mary Chamot</EM> by Nadia Benois is on display from 22 August 2014 in the exhibition <EM>Collecting Modern</EM>.</P> <P>This recording was created for the <EM>Ng&#257; Toi</EM> | <EM>Arts Te Papa</EM> audio guide, spring 2014.</P>

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Portrait of Mary Chamot

Nadia Benois, Portrait of Mary Chamot, 1927, coloured chalks,
Gift of Mary Chamot, London, 1983.
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