Julie King 1945 – 2018

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Julie King earlier this week. 

Julie came to from England to teach art history at UC, and made an important contribution to the art history of Aotearoa New Zealand, curating nationally touring exhibitions and researching and writing about many aspects of art.

Her book Olivia Spencer Bower: Making her own discoveries was published by CUP in 2015 and has proved popular with a wide audience, just as Julie had hoped and intended. 

We were privileged to work closely with Julie on this book, which she was determined to complete in spite of various challenges thrown up by the 2010/11 earthquakes.

While Julie was serious and professional about her commitments as an author, she had a lightness of spirit that made her a pleasure to work with, and above all it was Julie’s generosity and warmth that we will remember.

Catherine Montgomery, CUP Publisher

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