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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MOORE-JONES, Horace Millichamp 1868–1922

MOORE-JONES, Horace Millichamp 1868–1922

Born Malvern Wells, Worcestershire and educated there. 1885 arrived Auckland with his parents: his mother established the Ladies College and ran it until 1929. Studied art in Sydney and in London; worked in oils, watercolours and with pastels. In Sydney was member of the Council of the Royal Art Society, NSW. By 1909 had returned to Auckland, was on the committee of the ASA and teaching privately. Listed as Auckland artist 1911–13 Wise's. In 1914 was in England and joined British section of NZ Expeditionary Force; went to Gallipoli as a sapper with NZ Engineers. Made many sketches during Gallipoli campaign, by command showed them afterwards to the royal family, and in 1916 exhibited them in England, afterwards in New Zealand and Australia. A portfolio of his sketches was published. The whole collection was acquired by the Australian Government for the War Museum. After his return to New Zealand taught in Hamilton. Died as a result of injuries received helping people escape from fire in the Hamilton Hotel. Some of his portraits in oils and in pastels were full length and life page 173 size. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: ACAG, Hocken, Waikato Art Museum.