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Wooded Path
Coastal Scene
The University Tower

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A New Zealand artist, Bessie Christie was born in Wellington in 1908. She painted landscapes, cityscapes, seacapes, floral studies and still life in both oil and watercolour, and exhibited with the Auckland Society of Arts, the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and the Rutland Group in Auckland during the 1950s.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Bessie Christie from 1987 and in total 30 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 20 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $15,527 for 'Knitting for Soldiers' (2nd World War) sold by Cordy's in April 2016. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2021. Works by Bessie Christie are held by the Auckland Art Gallery.

Bessie Christie 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 44
  • 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.

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