Frank Wright


Frank Wright (1860-1923) studied art in London before migrating with his mother and younger brother, Walter, also an artist, in 1877. They settled in Auckland, the two brothers soon setting up "Wright's Studios", which taught many later successful painters. They collaborated in the book New Zealand: painted by F & W Wright, which reproduced 75 of their works and was published in 1908. Frank's works were mainly landscapes in watercolour, which were widely exhibited and won several prizes in his lifetime.