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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

RICHARDSON, Harry Linley RBA, FRSA 1878–1947

RICHARDSON, Harry Linley RBA, FRSA 1878–1947

Son of commercial artist, designer and watercolourist in London: first attended Harry Blackburn's School for Drawing for the Press; then studied art at Goldsmith's School of Art: won the Queen's Prize for Life Drawing. Illustrated Goldsmith's Deserted Village for Dent. Studied at Julian Academy, Paris. On his return to London illustrated the de luxe edition of George Eliot's works for Little, Brown, Boston. In 1905 elected to Royal Society of British Artists. Gave drawing classes in Dorking. 1908 arrived in Wellington to take life classes at Technical College art school; 1911 went to Palmerston North as head of the art school. Through the influence of Augustus Hamilton took a great interest in Maori life and mythology. Exhibited drawings, paintings, and etchings with major New Zealand art societies and in Sydney. Exhibited: RA 1900–01, RSA 1905–46; at Wembley. Work included Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented in major New Zealand galleries, and Hocken.