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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BALFOUR, J. Lawson b.1870

BALFOUR, J. Lawson b.1870

Born Melbourne: from about 1887 studied in London with portraitist Herkomer and at the Julian Academy, Paris. Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1898 and worked as a portrait painter and an illustrator of books and periodicals. Arrived Christchurch 1900: was listed as Christchurch artist 1901–06, exhibited with Canterbury Society of Arts from 1900–06; in the NZ International Ex 1906–07. Returned to Australia and exhibited with Royal Art Society, Sydney, from 1913, made a Fellow of the society 1922. Work was included in Exhibition of Australian Art, London 1923. Represented in Manly Gallery, Sydney, the Gallery N.S.W., NAG and McDougall.