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).
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