The Auckland Art Gallery has been given $136,000 to research the works of one of New Zealand's most celebrated expatriate artists, Frances Hodgkins.
It hoped to create an online catalogue of all the known artworks by the artist, who died in 1947.
The gallery's director, Rhana Devenport said a lot of her work was in archives in London and with the funding, they hoped to uncover some of her unknown work.
"It's a very important project to do for the status of Frances Hodgkins as a major artist within the history on New Zealand within the history of New Zealand art and clarifies the contribution of a singular artist."
"So she was working at a time of radical modernism and her work has had a huge influence on New Zealand artists and artistes beyond New Zealand shores."
Ms Devenport said a major exhibition and accompanying book on Frances Hodgkins was also scheduled for 2017.