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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BOOTH, Leonard Hampden c.1883–1960

BOOTH, Leonard Hampden c.1883–1960

Born Christchurch. At first studied to become an engineer but also studied art with Van der Velden and won a scholarship to Canterbury School of Art where he later taught drawing from life. Is mainly known for portraits and black and white illustrations. Exhibited with CSA from 1899 when he won the competition for design of the catalogue cover. The covers of the catalogues for the next few years have similar fine Art Nouveau designs, presumably also by Booth. Exhibited in NZ International Ex Chch 1906–07; Centennial Ex. Represented in NAG, McDougall and Turnbull.