Louis John Steele was celebrated during his life as one of New Zealand's great artists.
He was one of Charles Goldie's first teachers and collaborated with him with him on major projects.
But when Steele died 100 years ago, he was penniless and was buried in an unmarked grave.
Last year, his painting of Sir John Logan Campbell was rediscovered and sold for $505,000 at auction.
Doctoral student, Jane Davidson-Ladd is investigating Steele's life and is searching for more of his missing works.
Jane can be contacted via this webpage.