Born in Auckland, son of Richard Hellaby: educated at Wellington College. Went to London to study at the Lambeth School of Art and later to Paris to study at the Julian Academy and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. When on 4 August 1914 war was declared he immediately locked up his studio, travelled to London and enlisted the next day. He served with the Royal Artillery. After the war he settled in London, married the well-known English painter Ruth Hollingsworth. Exhibited with Royal Academy. In 1923–24 he visited New Zealand and Pacific Islands, painting and holding exhibitions and on his return to London held a one man show there. Later he married a South African and spent his last years in her country. Died in Capetown.
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