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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

LEE, G. Lincoln 1885–1968

LEE, G. Lincoln 1885–1968

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, his father Robert Lee, Chairman of Wellington Education Board, his mother Fanny Gully, daughter of artist John Gully. Was educated in Wellington and at one time said to have been the most promising classic scholar at Victoria College. In 1907 he married and he and his wife Mary Lee were close friends of painter Herbert Fitzherbert. He had moved to Auckland before the 1914–18 war in which he served as a gunner in the New Zealand Artillery. He wrote poems, published The Dido Story and other translations pub. 1965 and also a small book on his grandfather John Gully, and having always had what he called the ‘sketching impulse’ he painted. Had his last one-man show of watercolours when he was eighty-one. In his later life he was page 151 friendly with leading young writers and painters in Auckland and used to go tramping and painting with men like Rex and Geoffrey Fairburn and architect Vernon Brown.