Rix Carlton (1890-1962) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born on the Isle of Wight in 1890, Herbert Cole came to New Zealand as a child.

He later studied at the Slade School in London and became known as a mural painter and surgical artist, illustrating medical text books.

He was employed at the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup during the First World War, where he painted a series of watercolours of disfigured soldiers undergoing treatment.

These are housed at the Royal College of Surgeons, London and in the Hocken Library, Dunedin.

Cole also painted a number of New Zealand landscapes, which he signed 'Rix Carlton'. Cole died in 1962. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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The Haddon Hall 1872
Watercolour, 55 x 40 cm
Australian & European Paintings, FishersOnlineArt/ Fishers Fine Arts, Christchurch.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings92A$1,508 N/A
Works on Paper11418A$2,435 N/A

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