Arthur Rex Dugard "Rex" Fairburn (1904-1957) framed under glass screenprint on vintage fabric of Maori Rock drawings; measures approximately 26-1/2" x 47-5/8" with a sight image of approximately 21-1/2" x 43". Signed to lower right. Rex Fairburn was born February 2,1904 at Auckland, the son of Arthur Fairburn, who was music critic on the Auckland Star for many years. He was a fourth-generation New Zealander whose great grandfather, a noted missionary, had signed the Treaty of Waitangi. Fairburn was educated at Parnell School and Auckland Grammar School. His occupations (as distinct from his career, which was poetry) included periods as an insurance clerk, free-lance journalist, relief worker in the depression, radio-script writer, assistant secretary to the Auckland Farmers' Union, university English tutor, and, for several years, a lecturer in the history and the theory of art at the Elam School of Arts.