John Barr Clarke Hoyte (1835-1913) arrived in Auckland in 1860, where he later held the post of Drawing Master at various schools. A watercolourist, he was one of the most well known artists of his time and later his paintings fetched very high prices in the "colonial art" boom of the 1970s. He helped found, and exhibited with, the Auckland Society of Arts; and exhibited with other societies within New Zealand and in Australia, to which he moved in 1879. He is represented in all major New Zealand and Australian galleries. Hoyte’s most popular paintings today are the two prints of Rotorua’s lost Pink & White Terraces.