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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HOYTE, John Barr Clarke 1835–1913

HOYTE, John Barr Clarke 1835–1913

One of the leading New Zealand watercolourists of his time. Said to have spent some years in the West Indies: arrived in Auckland 1860. Was Assistant Master at the Church of England Grammar School at least from 1863, the Drawing Master 1868–69. In 1869 exhibited watercolours at Upton & Co, booksellers in Auckland, and from 1869 was Drawing Master at Auckland College and Grammar School. During the 1860s he also took private pupils in his Parnell studio. In 1869 was one of the three who first agreed to a proposed Society of Artists; was a leading member, exhibiting 1871–77 but by 1876 was in Dunedin exhibiting with OAS. He exhibited in New page 133 South Wales 1872, 1874, 1875, and in the Melbourne Society of Arts Ex 1875 winning the silver medal. In 1879 went to live in Sydney, in 1880 elected as first President of the Art Society of New South Wales. He died in Sydney. Lithographs in Sand's Chromolithographs of Australia and Francis Myers's The Coastal Scenery, Harbour, Mountains and Rivers are after Hoyte's watercolours. Exhibited in Sydney Art Exhibition 1872. As a New South Wales artist exhibited New Zealand scenes in Centennial Ex, Melbourne 1888–89. Work included Centennial Ex Wtn 1940. Represented: all major New Zealand galleries, Turnbull and Hocken.