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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

RICHMOND, Dorothy Kate 1861–1935

RICHMOND, Dorothy Kate 1861–1935

Born Auckland, daughter of the painter J. C. Richmond. Lived in Nelson for many years: went to Europe for further education and attended Bedford College; in 1878 won a scholarship to Slade School of Art, London, where she studied under Legros. Returned to New Zealand 1881 and became art teacher at Nelson Girls' College. In 1896 was a pupil of Nairn. 1898 went back to England and studied at the Newlyn School of Art. Was joined by the painter Frances Hodgkins in 1901, and made sketching tours in Europe and North Africa. Returned to New Zealand 1903, taught art privately from her own studio in Wellington, and became very influential in art circles there. Exhibited with the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wtn from 1885, was a Council member from 1904. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: major New Zealand galleries, Hocken and Turnbull.