Supporting the Sarjeant: A look into the collection of the Sarjeant Art Gallery
A watercolour artist with strong connections to Whanganui, Cranleigh Harper Barton, travelled extensively, financing his travels around the world in the first half of the 20th century by painting and selling as he went.
An illustrated book about the prolific painter and diary writer, Abroad – The Travel Journals and Paintings of Cranleigh Harper Barton, was celebrated recently at the Sarjeant Gallery. The gallery holds a few of Cranleigh's paintings and the Whanganui Regional Museum holds 150 works, which Cranleigh donated.
Author of the book Gerry