Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
Born Dundee, Scotland, son of P. Blair, engineer: arrived in Christ-church 1881 to become the first master at Canterbury School of Art. Resigned in 1886, his assistant G. H. Elliot succeeding him. Moved to Wanganui. Exhibited with CSA 1881–86, holding office in the society: in NZ & South Seas Ex. 1889–90 as a Wanganui painter.