Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
CHRISTMAS, E. W
Born South Australia: studied in Adelaide and Sydney, and then London, where he exhibited at the RA and illustrated a volume on South America in Black's Colour Books. Arrived in New Zealand and made Wellington and then Auckland his headquarters, exhibiting NZ Acad of Fine Arts 1905–08 winning 1st prize for a Wellington subject 1906, with ASA and at the NZ International Ex, Chch 1906–07 as an Auckland painter. His paintings were not of grand scenery but of country scenes in real New Zealand terms. His prices were high: £200 for a painting of a Welsh scene, £75 for one of Woodville, New Zealand. Represented: Turnbull, Hocken, DPAG, and Suter.