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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HUNT, Albert Vyvyan 1854–1926

HUNT, Albert Vyvyan 1854–1926

Born Yorkshire, son of a Hull newspaper publisher. Arrived Auckland 1884 and for four years was on the staff of the New Zealand Herald and the Auckland Weekly News. Returned to England for a few years but came back to Auckland and was free-lancing in black and white cartoons and in colour work: did some work for the Observer, for the Graphic 1900–01, signing himself AH in a monogram. He rejoined the Herald for a time but then started a printing firm, Clark, Mathieson & Hunt. Withdrew later and worked with Abel Dykes, printers. Became an outstanding caricaturist working with pen and watercolour. In 1915 revisited England. Exhibited: ASA 1897 (a portrait) and 1906–22; NZ International Ex Chch 1906–07. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: Turnbull, Hocken, ACAG.