Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook
FODOR, George F
Listed as Dunedin artist 1881 and 1884–87 in Mills Dick Almanack, 1883 Wise's. Exhibited with OAS 1883–90 but was probably in Christchurch by 1888; exhibited with CSA 1888–90 as Christchurch painter, with his address as Warner's Hotel; listed as Christchurch painter 1890–91 Wise's. Exhibited: NZ and South Seas Ex Dunedin 1889–90 scenes of farm life, landscapes and portraits, and showed in the Ashburton court six paintings of hunters, trotters, and prize rams. Sometimes in Dunedin he turned his hand to battle pieces. As official artist for Dalgety and Co. he specialised in painting bloodstock and in 1886 painted the horse which won the New Zealand Cup. An “Helene” Fodor, 1878–1932, said to have been the daughter of a French diplomat W. F. Fodor, was educated at the Girls' High School in Dunedin and taught later in Dunedin and in Christchurch. There was surely some connection between George F. Fodor and the diplomat W. F. Fodor. Exhibited Centennial Ex, Melbourne 1888–89.