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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HOWORTH, Charles Henry 1856–1945

HOWORTH, Charles Henry 1856–1945

Prolific painter of landscapes in oils and in watercolour. Born in New Zealand, son of George Howorth and Sarah Mottram, daughter of the English steel engraver. Engineer Southland County for at least 22 years, co-founder Invercargill Art Society 1893; moved to Wanganui probably in 1912. Was early member of Wanganui Arts and Crafts Society. Exhibited with Fine Arts Assoc Wtn 1883, NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wtn 1897–1911 as an Invercargill member; with OAS 1904–37 and ASA 1914–18; in NZ Industrial Ex Wtn 1885 as Invercargill painter; NZ and South Seas Ex Dunedin 1889–90 winning 3rd prize for an oil of the sea shore near Bluff, and St. Louis Exposition USA 1904. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: ACAG, NAG, McDougall, Sarjeant, DPAG, Hocken and the Invercargill City Art Gallery.