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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

SCOTT, James Fraser ARSA 1877–1932

SCOTT, James Fraser ARSA 1877–1932

Born Dunedin, son of well-known picture framer and painter David Scott (above). Studied at Dunedin School of Art, exhibited with OAS 1896–1907, winning in 1896 the prize for black and white work. 1898 went to Europe and studied at Julian Academy under Constant and at Munich, Antwerp and in Italy. As with many young New Zealand artists who studied overseas he continued sending out work for the OAS exhibitions each year. Returned to Dunedin about 1907 then moved to Wellington to be art master at Wellington Technical College. Exhibited NZ Academy of Fine Arts Win 1903 (an oil of Venice priced £52.10.0), 1905, 1907 (an oil of NZ subject priced £52.10.0), 1908. About 1909 moved to Sydney where he painted and taught until 1914. Exhibited NSW subject in NZ Academy of Fine Arts 1913; during 1914–18 worked in Australian Records section as official artist and was later employed in London painting war pictures for the Australian War Museum. After this page 214 lived in London on a tiny pension, and died in London just as his work was accepted for RA. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn. 1940. Represented: Sarjeant, McDougall, DPAG and Hocken.