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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

ANSCOMBE, Edmund 1874–1948

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ANSCOMBE, Edmund 1874–1948

Born in Lindfield, Sussex; his family set out for New Zealand when he was six weeks old, and settled in Dunedin. Educated in Dunedin. Went to U.S.A. 1901 and studied architecture and worked in St Louis and New York. Returned to New Zealand 1906 and started own practice. He moved to Wellington 1929 and in 1940 arranged the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition of Architecture. Represented in Hocken.