Gottfried Lindauer was New
Zealand's leading painter of Māori in the 19th century,
in both portraits and in scenes of Māori life. He produced many
hundreds of individual portraits, commissioned by both Māori and
Pākehā. Because so many of the Māori men and women Lindauer
portrayed were tribal leaders and well-known figures, they are
central to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. Many of the
portraits that are now in public collections are gathered here.
Each one includes information about the sitter which will grow as
you share your comments and stories, increasing the storehouse of
knowledge on them.