John Cam Duncan

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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

DUNCAN, Dr John Cam 1881–1942
Born Christchurch. Had no formal art training but was friend of painters A. W. Walsh and Sydney Thompson and during 1914–18 war had access to studios of Augustus John, Orpen, Stuart-Hill, Dobson and Schwabe. A close association with Gruner in 1931 also influenced his work. After return to New Zealand worked at Bath House, Rotorua, as balneologist with Health Dept. Exhibited with ASA and in 1934 won Bledisloe Medal for best landscape of year. Work included in Centennial Ex, Wtn 1940. Represented: ACAG and Sarjeant.


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