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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

DOBIE, Beatrix (Mrs Vernon) 1887–c.1945

DOBIE, Beatrix (Mrs Vernon) 1887–c.1945

Born in NZ, daughter of H. B. Dobbie, later changing her name to Dobie. In 1911 left New Zealand to study abroad, at the same time as her friend Esther Barker (later Esther Hope). Returned to New Zealand after 1914–18 war. Exhibited with CSA 1919–26. Painted with Esther Barker in the Mackenzie Country. Became known for her illustrations of H. Guthrie-Smith's Tutira. In 1926 married René Vernon, engineer with the French Army in Tunisia and exhibited Tunisian subjects. Lived in Sfax. She was widowed in 1940s. Many of her paintings were of horses. Represented in ACAG.