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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

MUNTZ, Charles Adolphus 1834–1903

MUNTZ, Charles Adolphus 1834–1903

Born Birmingham: arrived New Zealand on the Oriental in 1858 and farmed at “Arthingworth”, Richmond, Nelson, specialising in stud stock. Later took up painting as pupil of John Gully and at first painted purely for pleasure, accompanying Gully and J. C. Richmond on their sketching tours. In 1887–1909 Ested as Richmond artist in Wise's. Much of his work was destroyed by fire 1904. Even his early work must have been prized: an oil dated 1862 was lent by its owner to the Canterbury Exhibition 1870. Exhibited Fine Arts Assoc Wtn 1883–84; OAS 1878–79; NZ Industrial Ex Wtn 1885.