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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

FELL, Walter, MA., MD(Oxon) 1855–1932

FELL, Walter, MA., MD(Oxon) 1855–1932

Born in Nelson, son of Alfred Fell, brother of C. Y. Fell (above); educated at Rugby and at University College, Oxford, where he rowed three years in Head of the River Eight. On his return to New Zealand in about 1884 practised as physician and surgeon in Wel- page 92 lington; was Honorary Secretary of the NZ branch of the BMA. In 1886 married Margaret Richmond, daughter of C. W. Richmond, niece of painter J. C. Richmond. He himself did not begin to paint until middle life but was one of the original group of the Wellington Art Club in 1892 and was President of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts 1900–09. He served in the 1914–18 war. Was living in Mahina Bay, Wellington in retirement when he died. Work included in Centennial Ex, Wtn 1940. Represented: Suter.