Thomas Drummond

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Thomas Louden Drummond was born of Scottish parents in Ceylon in 1850 and at an early age returned to Scotland. He was educated at Fochabers in Morayshire and later at St. Andrews. He migrated to New Zealand to take up a position with the hardware firm of Cruikshank & Miller Ltd. of Auckland and arrived at that city in 1872. In 1890 he purchased a hardware business in Whangarei and was resident of that town until his death in 1926 at the age of 76.
He was a self taught landscape artist and much of his time while in Auckland was spent with such well known artists as F. & W. Wright, Steel. Goldie, Blomfield Etc. He was a foundation and life member of the Auckland Society of Arts. He exhibited pictures in many of the N.Z. Exhibitions as well as overseas. One of his paintings is in the Boyd Trust collection at the Auckland Art Gallery. Most of his painting was done in the North of New Zealand and many of his subjects typical N.Z. Bush, Stream, Lake and Mountain scenery. He also took great interest in Seacapes expecially on the East Coast of Northland.
- R.L. Drummond, Thomas's son, 1958
b.1850, d.1926
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