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Moffat Peter Lindner, 1852-1949

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1852.02.11
Place of Birth: Birmingham
Date of Death: 1949.09.19
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Moffat Peter Lindner was a landscape and marine painter and watercolourist. He married the landscape and flower painter Augusta Baird Smith.


Lindner studied at the Slade School of Art and at Heatherley's School. He worked primarily in London and St Ives. His watercolours are liquid and atmospheric, particularly those of Venice. He exhibited in London from 1880 at venues such as the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Water Colour Society, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery, New English Art Club and Royal Society of British Artists.

In 1888 he became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, a society of which JW was President from 1886 to 1888. Lindner participated in the society's Selection and Supervision Committe but resigned the year he joined, in support of JW (#03506).

In 1889 he entered the membership of the New English Art Club. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1903 and of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1906, and an associate of the Royal Water Colour Society in 1917.

In 1889 Lindner was amongst those invited to a dinner organised by W. C. Symons to congratulate JW on becoming an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Munich, a dinner which was to be held at the Criterion in Piccadilly on 1 May (#05636). In fact, Lindner was on the dinner committee (#02617, #05642).


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