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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

POWNALL, Robert Wilkinson FSA d.1889

POWNALL, Robert Wilkinson FSA d.1889

Painter and musician who was in Nelson by 1868; at one time Art Master at Nelson College. Was painting in Nelson 1880–81; exhibited with ASA 1881 as Nelson member. By 1888 was in Wanganui; listed as Wanganui artist 1887–88 Wise's. Was Assistant Master at Wanganui Collegiate School and the first organist there. His Illustrated Guide pub. 1885 was the first New Zealand-printed illustrated guide book to a specific region, the west coast of the North Island, and was illustrated by lithographs from his own sketches.