Harold Septimus Power
(1878 - 1951)
Harold Septimus Power was active/lived in New Zealand. Harold Power is known for Animal (horse) painting.
Biography Harold Septimus Power
Power received his first training as an artist in Melbourne and working with Hans Heysen in Adelaide. He then studied at Julien's Academy in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens who had also taught Rupert Bunny. However it was in England that Power's skills were first widely recognised. Settling in London he was soon in demand as a society portraitist as well as for animal painting and landscape and he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. In 1915 he was appointed an Australian Official War Artist on the Western Front whilst George Lambert served in Palestine and Egypt. From 1921 he divided his time between England and Australia until 1940 when he returned permanently to Melbourne. As his student and biographer Max Middleton relates 'He had kn
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