Biographical entry: Misutushkin, Nicolai and Aloysius Pilioko


Russian artist Nicolai Misutushkin studied in France under a disciple of Matisse. He left France in 1953, and came to Noumea in 1957 and opened an art gallery. There he met Wallisian artist Aloysius Pilioko, who became his pupil and long-time partner. The pair, who became the most famous artists in the Pacific, spent four weeks on Tikopia in November 1963, and exhibited in Honiara that December. (NS 16 Aug 1963, 30 Nov. 1963)

Published resources


  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details