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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

SCOTT, Hugh 1869–1944

SCOTT, Hugh 1869–1944

Born of old Devonshire family: studied Dresden under Muller, in Florence under Caesaro, in Belgium under the Dutch painter Rosier, and in Paris at the Julian Academy under Bouguereau. Came to New Zealand probably c.1903 and lived for some years on the West Coast where he shared a studio with Charles Bickerton, who had also been a student at the Julian Academy. A fire in his studio destroyed most of his work there. Lived in Motueka in early 1920s and worked with Mina Arndt; then moved to Nelson and in 1924 established the Nelson School of Painting and taught also at Nelson College. Listed as Nelson artist 1928–29 Wise's. Exhibited with NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wtn 1904–20. Represented: McDougall.