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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

Walter Armiger Bowring

Walter Armiger Bowring

Born in Auckland in 1874, W. A. Bowring commenced his career as an artist on the staff of the New Zealand Observer after a thorough training in drawing. While working on this paper, and later on others, he trained himself in the practice of painting. In 1905 he went to London, where he received guidance from Orpen and John. On his return to New Zealand he painted a large number of portraits. Bowring was Vice-President of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts for eight years. He died in Sydney in 1931.

34            THE NATIONAL MINISTRY, 1916 (caricatures)

Lent by the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington