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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

TURNER, George N. c.1833–1911

TURNER, George N. c.1833–1911

Served in the Turkish Contingent during the Crimean War. Arrived in Lyttelton in the Cossipore 1855, 1858 was clerk in the Provincial Secretary's office, in 1861 was also Registrar of Sheep Brands, 1870 Chief Clerk in Public Works Department. Designed the Arms of the Canterbury Agricultural Assoc and in his later years sold paintings as a sideline though he was said to have made his living at Lyttelton at first by his painting. The subjects for much of his work were taken from Dr Barker's photographs of Lyttelton in its earliest years. Once described as having had “a happy-go-lucky career”. Was almost certainly the G. Turner who exhibited with CSA 1881–87; OAS 1896–1906, and as an Otago artist exhibited in the NZ International Ex Chch 1906–07, suggesting that for a period in his last years he was living away from Lyttelton, though he is always thought of as a Lyttelton artist. Work reproduced in John Oakley's Painting in Canterbury. Represented: Canterbury Museum.