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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MCINTYRE, Raymond Francis 1879–1933

MCINTYRE, Raymond Francis 1879–1933

Born Christchurch, one of 7 children of George McIntyre, Mayor of New Brighton in 1902. Studied at Canterbury School of Art under Alfred Walsh and Herdman Smith, was awarded a bronze medal for a life study; later taught there. Shared a studio in Cathedral Square with Sydney Thompson and Leonard Booth. He played a ‘cello’. Exhibited with CSA 1899–1910 (his address New Brighton); NZ International Ex Chch 1906–07. In 1909 left for England where he is said to have studied under William Nicholson and Walter Sicket. Exhibited with the London Group, the New English Art page 161 Club, the Goupil Academy and the RA. For some years was art critic for the Architectural Review. Although he was trained in Victorian times he was early in tune with turn of the century painting: his work was called “Whistlerian” in Christchurch and soon showed strong Japanese influences. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: major New Zealand galleries (a fine collection in NAG); Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Art School, and Hocken.