Frederick James Porter (1883-1944) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in Auckland in 1883, Frederick Porter studied with C F Goldie, in Melbourne, and at the Academie Julian in Paris under J. P. Laurens. During World War I he worked for the British Government as a draughtsman and designer.

A painter of landscapes and still lifes, he was a member of the London Group from 1916.

He was well thought of as a contemporary artist and he found influential patrons in John Maynard Keynes and Samuel Courtauld. The later purchased a number of works for the Courtauld Collection.

His work is also included in the Tate Gallery in London as well as New Zealand's National Art Gallery and Auckland City Art Gallery.

Porter died in England in 1944. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Hickling Broad
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Oil, 43 x 76 cm
Australian & European Paintings, FishersOnlineArt/ Fishers Fine Arts, Christchurch.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings74A$3,076 N/A
Works on Paper11A$382 N/A

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