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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

WHYTE, Alice née Fallwell 1880–1952

WHYTE, Alice née Fallwell 1880–1952

Youngest child of Samuel Fallwell, chemist, who came out to New Zealand in the 1850s and settled in Papakura. She went to school there and later studied at Elam School of Art, Auckland, travelling there each day by train. She then taught at Elam from 1905 until 1908 when she married Norman Whyte. In about 1929, when her family had grown, she returned to Elam as a student to be taught by John Weeks whom she herself had taught years earlier. As a young woman she went on one holiday to Stewart Island, travelling by coastal steamer, and in about 1900 travelled to Fiji. In her later life she made her name as an Auckland watercolourist. Exhibited: ASA 1894–1908 as Alice Fallwell, then 1920–52 as Alice Whyte. Work included in National Centennial Ex Wtn 1940.