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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

CHAPMAN, Vera (Clara Vera) (Mrs Vera Eichelbaum) 1885–1953

CHAPMAN, Vera (Clara Vera) (Mrs Vera Eichelbaum) 1885–1953

Born in Dunedin, daughter of Sir Frederic Chapman; educated in private schools in Dunedin. Moved to Wellington when father appointed judge there. To England 1911: studied art in Paris. Returned to Wellington 1914 and took position as art mistress at Chilton St James. In 1915 married Siegfried Eichelbaum of Wellington. For some years as her family were growing up did little painting. Her portrait of her father is in Supreme Court, Wellington. Exhibited NZ Acad as V. Chapman 1912–13, as Mrs Eichelbaum 1915–18. Represented in Hocken.