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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

WAKELIN, Roland S. 1887–1971

WAKELIN, Roland S. 1887–1971

A leading Australian painter who was born in New Zealand and studied art at Wellington Technical College. Exhibited with NZ Acad 1905, 1908–10. He went to Sydney 1912 and in 1913 joined Royal Art Society's classes under Dattilo Rubbo and Norman Carter. Was influenced towards Post Impressionism by fellow student Norah Simpson. 1915 exhibited 3 paintings with Royal Art Society of New South Wales. Worked in Europe 1922–24. Had shows in Sydney almost annually for many years.