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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HERDMAN-SMITH, Robert FSA b.1872

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HERDMAN-SMITH, Robert FSA b.1872

Born Liverpool, educated at Dr Bowman's College, Liscord, Cheshire. Studied art at Leeds and afterwards in Europe; qualified as art teacher at South Kensington, London 1899. Arrived in Wellington and from 1902 on staff of Wellington Technical College during La Trobe's time: in 1905 Director of Canterbury School of Art, Christchurch. From 1904 Examiner in Art for the Education Department. Probably visited England 1908–09; in 1910 was FSAM and exhibited with NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1910 paintings of English scenes. Exhibited: NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wtn 1902–03 and 1910–26. Represented: Hocken.