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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

ARDEN, Francis (known as Frank) b. c.1851

ARDEN, Francis (known as Frank) b. c.1851

Born in England, son of artist Hamar Humphrey Arden, and younger brother of artist Francis Hamar Arden (see below). Came to New Zealand 1853, with his parents, settling in Corbett Road, Taranaki. The family refuged into New Plymouth during the early hostilities, and to Nelson in 1860, returning to New Plymouth sometime in 1861. Drawings by Frank Arden are reproduced in James Cowan's The New Zealand Wars 1922. A ‘Frank G. Arden’ is listed as a settler, Ngaire, 1901, Wise's. Represented in Turnbull.