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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MCCOSH CLARK, (Mrs) Kate Emma née Woolnough 1847–1926

MCCOSH CLARK, (Mrs) Kate Emma née Woolnough 1847–1926

Born Ipswich, England: educated there and studied art. In 1875 married James McCosh Clark who was on a visit to England, and returned with him to Auckland: by the 1880s was a leader in the artistic circles of Auckland. Wrote A Southern Cross Fairy Tale pub. 1891 and illustrated by her own drawings and those of her friend the artist Robert Atkinson, Persephone and Other Poems pub. 1894 and Maori Tales and Legends pub. 1896 illustrated by Robert Atkinson. She painted in oils, watercolours, and drew with pen and ink. Exhibited: Society of Artists, Auckland 1879; ASA from 1881 (on committee for over 10 years); NZ Industrial Ex Wtn 1885; Centennial Ex, Melbourne 1888–89.