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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BACON, Alfred Edward c.1865–1958

BACON, Alfred Edward c.1865–1958

Born at Broad Bay, Dunedin, son of a well-known livery stable keeper in Great King Street. Started life as a coach painter, and worked on old horse trams for many years. Had his own painting business in Mosgiel for twelve years but returned to the City Transport Department in about 1910 and worked there until his retirement in 1934. In his youth his hobby was yachting and he owned the 35 foot Premier; was also a motorist until about eighty years old. After his retirement he turned to painting in his spare time and made many oils. His Coach and Four' is in the OESA Collection.