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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook


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Son of A. W. Bickerton, Professor of Chemistry, Canterbury College. Studied at Canterbury School of Art 1893–97, and with Van der Velden in his 1894 life class. Went to Europe and, with his friend the painter Sydney Thompson, studied at the Heatherley School of Art, London 1900, and at the Julian Academy, Paris 1901. By 1904 was back in New Zealand living in Tahuna when he was not at his father's Wainoni Park. Known mainly as a Canterbury painter but shared a studio on the West Coast with the painter Hugh Scott, and listed as Auckland artist 1916–18 Wise's. Exhibited with CSA 1894–1912, with NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wtn 1904–12, with ASA 1913–14. Work included in Canterbury Retrospective Ex 1951. Represented in McDougall.