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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HAWCRIDGE, Robert H. 1866–1920

HAWCRIDGE, Robert H. 1866–1920

Born Yorkshire: arrived New Zealand 1889. Worked in Dunedin as commercial artist, specialising in book illustrations and in lithographic work and was said to have been foremost at that time in New Zealand. Was Master at Dunedin School of Art after the death of David Con Hutton until his own death. In 1895 was on committee of newly formed Easel Club, the President L. W. Wilson. He was a musician of “no mean ability” and a very popular man. Exhibited with OAS 1890–1904 and then in 1917. Sketches are reproduced and lithographs made after sketches in The West Coast Sounds of New Zealand pub. 1892. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: Hocken, by pen and ink drawings and an oil.