John Hoyte immigrated to New Zealand with his wife Rose in 1860. They spent the next sixteen years here with Hoyte working as a customs clerk, teacher and private art tutor. His career as a painter developed and he travelled extensively around New Zealand and also began to play a prominent role in the Auckland art world. The family spent time living in both Nelson and Dunedin before moving to Sydney where he died in 1935.
Little is known of what formal training he may have had in England. The beauty and proficiency of his watercolours is highly recognised. His work is held in the collections of most major New Zealand galleries.
Image Dimensions: 380mm W x 240mm H
Framed Dimensions: 610mm W x 485mm H