Born in England in 1948, James Ross arrived in New Zealand in 1959. He studied at Elam School, Auckland University. His work is described by Michael Dunn in 'A Concise History of New Zealand Painting' as hovering between 'abstraction and figuration between painting and relief'. In 2007 The Red Studio, a retrospective of his work was held at Auckland University's Gus Fisher Gallery,
In our database, 160 works by James Ross are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1989, of which 84 (53%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $7,920 for Blue Landscape with Gilles sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in July 2017. This year 2 works have been offered for sale. Works by James Ross are held by the Museum Of New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
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