ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 3, 2018
Colin Hunter of the Holland Park Circle: His Life and His Melbury Road Home
By Godfrey Bell
Colin Hunter (1841-1904) was a hugely successful Scottish Victorian artist who exhibited nearly one hundred works in the Royal Academy over thirty-five years. He lived at 14 Melbury Road, Kensington, in the heart of the Holland Park Circle and the smart set of the enclave of famous artists, including Lord Leighton, G F Watts and Sir Luke Fildes among others, most of whom were both Hunter’s friends and neighbours. In the hundred or so years since Hunter’s death he has – undeservedly – gradually faded into relative obscurity. This book is not just a biography of the artist, it is also the most comprehensive catalogue of his works to date.
Godfrey Bell was born and educated in New Zealand but has spent most of his adult life in England. He was a school teacher before joining British Airways where he became a trainer utilising his teaching skills. He then began his own training consultancy company both in the UK and in New Zealand.