Story: Steele, Louis John

Painting of prospectors discovering a gold nugget, by Louis John Steele

Painting of prospectors discovering a gold nugget, by Louis John Steele

An accomplished artist and engraver, Louis John Steele came to New Zealand for his health about 1886 and until his death made an impact on the Auckland art scene, showing a particular interest in historical subjects.

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How to cite this page:

John Stacpoole. 'Steele, Louis John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2s42/steele-louis-john (accessed 14 August 2020)