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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

ARNDT, “Mina” (Hermina) Mrs Leo Manoy 1885–1926

ARNDT, “Mina” (Hermina) Mrs Leo Manoy 1885–1926

Born in Queenstown: educated at Otago Girls' High School, Dunedin. Studied art at the Wellington Technical College then went to England, studied there under Brangwyn and Stanhope Forbes; in Europe she studied etching under Herman Struck and painting under Louis Corinth in Berlin. Was a member of the Societé des Beaux Arts, Paris. Was in Germany when the 1914–18 war began and was at first interned as an enemy alien. Returned to New Zea- page 25 land about 1915. Listed as Wellington artist 1916–18 Wise's. Married Leo Manoy and lived and painted in Motueka. Died in Wellington. Exhibited with NZ Academy of Fine Arts 1906–08 and 1916–26: at the Paris Salon 1926: Centennial Ex. A retrospective show of her work was held at Suter Gallery in 1960. Represented in major New Zealand galleries: the Suter and Hocken; and in galleries in England, France and Australia.