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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MADDEN, John McIntosh 1856–1923

MADDEN, John McIntosh 1856–1923

Known mainly for oil paintings of New Zealand Sounds. Born Wakefield, Yorkshire: studied at South Kensington School of Art and was appointed Drawing Master at Wakefield Grammar School. Arrived New Zealand 1877 and settled in Christchurch: Drawing Master at Christ's College 1895–c.1920 and instructor at the carpentry school. Was listed as a Christchurch artist 1887–91 and 1898–1900 Wise's. Founded the Palette Club in 1893. In 1905 visited Europe, sketching in Norway and in Italy. 1922 went to Auckland, where he died. Madden was said to have been a familiar figure in Christchurch for many years, going everywhere on his bicycle with his large family following him on their smaller bicycles. Exhibited: CSA 1881, 1882 as Balcairn member, 1889–1922 as Christchurch member, St Louis Exposition 1904. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: McDougall, Canterbury Museum, Turnbull, Hocken and AIML.