Raymond McIntyre was a New Zealand artist known for his paintings of street scenes, parks and often enigmatic portraits.
McIntyre was born in Christchurch in 1879, later studying at the Canterbury School of Art (now the Ilam School of Fine Arts). During this time he regularly exhibited with the Canterbury Society of Arts.
In 1909 he moved to England determined to further his artistic studies. In London he was taught by George Lambert (1873 – 1930), William Nicholson (1872 – 1949), and Walter Sickert (1860 – 1942). During this time he often travelled between London and Paris, becoming heavily involved in creative circles
McIntyre had a multidisciplinary career as an artist and writer, exploring painting, printmaking, and photography. He found great success as a critical writer, reviewing art, theatre, and music, most notably as a regular contributor to the Architectural Review; a London based periodical which has been in publication since 1896.
Throughout the 1920′s McIntyre exhibited frequently in London galleries including the Goupil Gallery Salon, and in 1924 his work was selected for exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Raymond McIntyre stopped exhibiting his work after 1926, though he continued to paint for his own enjoyment. He died in London on 24 September 1933.
Paintings by Raymond McIntyre are included in prominent public collections, including The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, The Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū , and The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.