- c. 1913
- Oil on panel
- Presented by Mrs M Good, London, 1975
- 285 x 180mm
Starting in his mid-teens, Christchurch-born Raymond McIntyre took selected classes at the Canterbury College School of Art between 1894 and 1908. Under Robert Herdman-Smith’s directorship, he was also an assistant teacher from 1907, but left New Zealand two years later, aged 30, to pursue further studies in London. There he soon made his own distinctive mark on the contemporary art scene. Evident among McIntyre’s early influences are Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Art Nouveau poster design and James McNeill Whistler, whose old studio in Chelsea was a short walk along the Thames from where McIntyre was living. After a brief period of study, McIntyre soon found his own direction, creating pared-back landscapes and studies of elegant young women’s heads. He also began taking on students and exhibiting successfully at reputable galleries.
(The Moon and the Manor House,12 November 2021 – 1 May 2022)