View from the Leith Valley saddle looking north to Waikouaiti and Karitane
David Con Hutton
Oil on canvas
Donated by Mr G. Hutton, 1964

David Con Hutton qualified as an art master in his home town of Dundee, Scotland, and in 1865 began teaching at the Perth School of Art. The founding of the Dunedin School of Art, established to train teachers when art was introduced as a subject in schools by the Otago Education Board, lured Hutton to New Zealand to the school’s first Principal. He arrived on the Christian McAusland in January 1870, with his wife and son, to take up the position. Hutton remained Principal of the Dunedin School of Art until his retirement in 1908. He died in 1910, survived by his second wife (the first having died seven months after arriving in Dunedin) and 10 children.
David Con Hutton
600 (h) x 858 (w) x 25 (d) mm
635 (h) x 880 (w) x 55 (d) mm (stored in box with hooks for hanging)