Cranleigh Barton – a most particular man
- Date: Thursday, 22 February, 2018
Free. Booking is not required
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Cranleigh Barton (1890-1975) was a trained solicitor with a passion for art who was born in Feilding. When he decided at the age of 30 to devote himself to watercolour painting, he moved to live in Christchurch and then went to London to study at the Slade School of Fine Arts. For the rest of his life he travelled extensively on painting trips, and the diaries that he kept from the age of 17 detail his life as a watercolourist. He exhibited successfully in London and Christchurch, and the Turnbull holds many of his paintings.
About the speaker
Philip Rainer – a former staff member of the Alexander Turnbull Library who edited the special Milton Commemorative Issue of the Turnbull Library Record in 2008 – has been pursuing private research interests for the past nine years. His public talk will focus on the artist and his travels, including a 10-week trip by bus from London to Madras in 1961 (when Cranleigh Barton was 70), and also Cranleigh’s connection with ATL in his later years.
Cranleigh Barton Old Cottage, Oxford. [Canterbury, NZ, ca 1950]. Ref: A-227-319. Alexander Turnbull Library