New Zealand Sculpture: A History by Michael Dunn

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The booklet incorporates a basic bibliography and examining lists for every significant artist.

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In 1888, due to illness, it was thought advisable for him to join his parents in New Zealand, where it was hoped that a more benign climate would restore his health. Soon after his arrival, he applied successfully for a teaching position at the recently established Canterbury College School of Art. He took up regular duties in 1892 instructing in life drawing, the antique, geometry, perspective, modelling, carving and repoussé work. He proved a ‘thoroughly capable and efficient teacher’ according to the Headmaster, G.

New Zealand art schools developed affiliations. In fact, during the 1890s New Working in his Wellington studio, Morison soon shaped his scale model Zealand students, such as Frances Hodgkins, were encouraged to sit for the into a figure of uncompromising realism. Stuart is shown seated, wrapped in a South Kensington examinations. Passes in the examinations became a recognised heavy plaid, clasping his walking stick firmly in one hand (Figure 17). Because qualification for those planning to teach art.

The award of this commission to a local sculptor was in itself remarkable, An example of his official portraiture was a bust of Richard John Seddon made and was probably due as much to Kidson’s efforts as to ministerial support. In a for Parliament House after Seddon’s death in 1906. Basing his work on letter drafted to Seddon’s successor as Prime Minister, Joseph Ward, Kidson photographs, Kidson first made a clay model before carving the final marble expressed his viewpoint as follows: ‘I feel strongly that, if possible, the honour bust.

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