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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

LOVELL-SMITH, Edgar Macleod 1875–1950

LOVELL-SMITH, Edgar Macleod 1875–1950

Born Christchurch, son of William Sydney Lovell-Smith, elder brother of well-known artist Colin Lovell-Smith; lived Upper Riccarton, attended Riccarton School. Worked as a lithographer in his father's firm, Smith and Anthony. Retired in 1920 to devote himself to research on early coaching in New Zealand. Attended Canterbury School of Art where learned pen and ink drawing and watercolour painting. He bought, restored, and as late as 1930 was using, a Cobb & Co coach which he later presented to Canterbury Museum where it forms part of their “Colonial Street”. His paintings invariably showed coaching scenes. Exhibited: CSA 1910–43. Work included Canterbury Retrospective 1951.