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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

Edward Augustus Gifford

Edward Augustus Gifford

Gifford was born in London in 1819 and studied art at the Royal Academy schools where he won the gold medal in his final year. He came to New Zealand in 1877 living mainly at Oamaru, where he died in 1894. He painted many New Zealand landscapes especially in Otago, South Canterbury, and Auckland, his output being hung regularly in the exhibitions in New Zealand. Several public collections contain specimens of his work.

102            AUCKLAND FROM THE WHARF (oil)

Lent by the Colonists' Museum, Auckland Art Gallery