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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MEESON, Dora d.1955

MEESON, Dora d.1955

Born Melbourne, studied at Melbourne National Gallery School. Arrived Christchurch c.1889: exhibited with CSA 1890–92: with other societies and in NZ and South Seas Ex Dunedin 1889–90 as a Christchurch painter, living in Fendalton. Won 3rd award for a view of the Avon and for a flower painting, both in oils. In 1893 left for Europe: studied at the Slade in London and by 1898 at the Julian Academy in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. Lived abroad for many years. Was the first Australian woman painter to become a member of the Royal Institute of Painters. Represented in Australian state galleries and Imperial War Museum in London.