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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

GAUT, Joseph

GAUT, Joseph

Was said to have lived at one time in Palmerston North but by 1884 was in Auckland. He exhibited with ASA 1884 and 1885 as an Auckland member, his paintings including southern subjects; with NZ Art Students Assoc Auckland 1884–85 winning 3rd prize in 1884 for a New Zealand landscape; and with Fine Arts Assoc Wtn 1884 as an Auckland member. By 1889 he was probably in Dunedin and exhibited two oils (a Maori subject and a painting of the Manawatu Gorge) in the NZ and South Seas Ex Dunedin 1889–90; and with OAS 1890. He painted in both oils and water-colours and in 1884 was pricing one of his paintings as £25.0.0, a good sum at that time. In at least one large watercolour his use of body colour in the foreground suggests technically some of Kinder's work or that of the other Aucklander John Symons. Represented: Hocken.