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Nicholas (Nick) Edwards

28 December 1949 - 16 April 1992

Photo of Nicholas (Nick) Edwards's panel on the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

For more detail, a high-resolution version of this image (about 5 times wider than shown above) is available for download here. Broadband is recommended - file is big (22.85 Mb).

This panel forms part of Block 8 of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.

 

From the stories folder that accompanies The Quilt to displays

Nicholas was a partner in Serpentine Studios in New York City which specialises in interior designs for homes, public buildings and restaurants. He painted murals at the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Lutece Restaurant, and other local and foreign restaurants. Also, he advised art collectors, specialising in 20th century decorative objects made in silver.

Nicholas was born in Wellington, New Zealand on the 28th December 1949. He was a pupil of Auckland Grammar School. He graduated LLB from Auckland University and was admitted to the Bar in the High Court of Auckland.

Nick died in his Manhattan home on the 16th April 1992, aged 42.

We have also received some photos depicting some of his design work. The studio he he was a partner in specialised in screens.

Photo of Nick with Aaron Barr and Louise Crandell from Serpentine Studios.
Photo of Nick with Aaron Barr and Louise Crandell from Serpentine Studios with some of their 'trademark' screens.

Photo of a screen for a New York apartment.   Photo of the interior of a restaurant (now destroyed) onNew York's West Side.
Photos of some of Nicks work - on the left, a screen from a New York apartment, and on the right, for a restaurant (now destroyed) on New York's West Side.

Photo of work done for the Lutece Restaurant in New York.   Photo of a mural said to be done for the Guggenheim Museum bookstore.
More photos of some of Nicks work - on the left, work done for the Lutece Restaurant in New York and on the right, a mural said to be done for the Guggenheim Museum bookstore.

 

If you knew Nicholas and wish to add your memories to this page, or wish to remember a loved one with a strong connection to New Zealand who has been lost to AIDS, you may do so on this page.
 

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