Born in Scotland in 1859, Menzies Gibb was the son of marine and landscape artist John Gibb. He arrived in Canterbury, New Zealand with his parents in 1876, then left for Melbourne the following year to study at the National Gallery of Victoria School from 1877-79. He exhibited at the Melbourne International Exposition in 1880 and the Centenial Exhibition in 1888. He returned to Christchurch about 1882 where he painted portraits and landscapes. He was a regular exhibitor with the Canterbury Society of Arts and a past President of the Society. He visited England in 1910 and painted there.
We have records of art auction sales by William Gibb from 1988 and in total 295 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 244 (83%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $11,009 for The Fishing Grounds, Sumner Estuary, Christchurch sold by Dunbar Sloane in April 2000. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by William Gibb are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria.
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Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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