Public Figure Profiles

Peter McIntyre

Peter McIntyre (4 July 1910 – 11 September 1995) was a New Zealand painter and author who rose to prominence as a result of artwork produced in his capacity as an official war artist during the Second World War.

Born in Dunedin, McIntyre commenced a journalism degree at the University of Otago but abandoned his studies and went to England in 1931 to attend the Slade School of Fine Art. After graduating he worked as a commercial artist in London. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he enlisted in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) and was posted to the 34th Anti-tank Battery. By 1940, he was serving in the Middle East with the 2nd New Zealand Division, where his artwork caught the attention of Major General Bernard Freyberg, the commander of the 2NZEF. Freyberg appointed him the official war artist of the 2NZEF, and McIntyre went on to produce many notable works depicting the efforts of the 2nd New Zealand Division during the war, including major engagements in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Italy.

After the war, McIntyre returned to New Zealand and worked as a professional painter. In his later years, he produced an autobiography and a number of art books, covering topics such as New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and his war art. These helped maintain his high profile in New Zealand and in 1970 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He died in Wellington in 1995, aged 85, one of the country's best known artists.

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Some of their strengths

Peter McIntyre has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Loyal, Intuitive, Intense, Charming, Energetic, Intelligent, and Passionate.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Peter McIntyre is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Peter McIntyre well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Peter McIntyre as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Peter McIntyre is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is curious, dynamic, and positive, and who enjoys inspiring and communicating with other people.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Peter McIntyre tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of Peter McIntyre's challenges

While Peter McIntyre has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Peter McIntyre can be Emotional, Standoffish, Hypocritical, Self-centered, Impulsive, Careless, and Relentless.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of Peter McIntyre's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

Peter McIntyre must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Relentless and Inflexible

Peter McIntyre is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, Peter McIntyre also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.