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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HUTTON, David Con 1843–1910

HUTTON, David Con 1843–1910

Born Dundee, Scotland, where he graduated from the School of Art: appointed Art Master, Perth School of Art 1865. Arrived Otago 1870 as Drawing Master appointed by the Otago Provincial Government and established the Dunedin School of Art, the first such institution in New Zealand. This expanded in 1894 to the Otago School of Art and Design with Hutton as the principal until he died. His wash drawings and watercolours often have a true primitive quality. Exhibited: OAS 1876–93 and was Secretary for the first 6 years; Melbourne International Ex 1880–81 24 drawings. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: Hocken.