Other formats

    TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MOULTRAY, John Elder 1865–1922

MOULTRAY, John Elder 1865–1922

Born Edinburgh, Scotland, younger son of painter J. D. Moultray: worked in his father's studio and at the Edinburgh School of Art. Arrived New Zealand with his parents 1883 settling in Dunedin, Chose as his special subjects historical New Zealand scenes, touring the North Island and visiting and sketching historical spots, and interviewing Maoris and Europeans as to past events. Accompanied the 1st Contingent to South Africa in the Boer War as newspaper correspondent for various newspapers which published his sketches and letters but after six months was invalided home. Said to have made sketching tours later through 16 countries and British page 176 colonies. Work reproduced in Otago Daily Times and Witness, New Zealand Xmas Annual 1892–1902. Exhibited: OAS 1884–86 and 1911–16, NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wtn 1889–90, and ASA, in Melbourne and in the Auckland Industrial and Mining Ex 1898. Listed as Dunedin artist 1887–89 Stone's Directory, 1894 in Wise's. Represented: Hocken.