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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

Mary Elizabeth R. Tripe

page 70

Mary Elizabeth R. Tripe

Mrs Tripe was born in 1867, studying painting under James Nairn, Van der Velden and Nerli. While in England in 1913-14 she studied under Frederick Whiting, R.P. She painted in both oils and water colours, and was one of the first New Zealanders to paint the nude. She exhibited with success at the New Zealand Academy of Arts over a long period of years, and abroad at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon, the Royal Society of Women Artists and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Many of her pictures have been acquired by public galleries in New Zealand. She died in 1939.

306            SIR TRUBY KING (oil)

Lent by the National Art Gallery, Wellington