Works in the database
226
Works with images
131
Works with multiple sales
22

Past Sales

A Dream of the Lighthouse
[No title given]
To Island Bay No. 1

Sales by Medium

Prints & Graphics
Sold 120 works for
$56,309
Paintings
Sold 14 works for
$21,367
Objects
Sold 17 works for
$20,220

Where to buy or sell art works by Gordon Crook

Auction Houses

Art+Object
Sold 38 works for
$46,082
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 103 works for
$42,000
Webb's
Sold 26 works for
$19,063

Born in England in 1921, Gordon Crook studied at St Martin's School of Art and Central School of Art, London where he late became lecturer. A visual artist working across a range of genres including ceramics, textiles, print making, drawing and painting, he arrived in New Zealand in 1972 and settled in Wellington. He collaborated for a long time with Lesley Nicholls producing tapestries. He also created a number of banners for public buildings.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Gordon Crook from 1993 and in total 226 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 176 (78%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,368 for Stardust sold by Art+Object in September 2012. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Gordon Crook are held by the Suter Art Gallery, Museum Of New Zealand and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Gordon Crook is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 55
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 610,000 works by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand, and an additional 36,000 foreign and other artists, offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand from the early 1970s to the present day.

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