Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Untitled, 1999
From Childsplay - Fig 23 (Fishbed & Fossils), 1984
Welfare Bathers, 1971

Sales by Medium

Prints & Graphics
Sold 183 works for
Sold 4 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 4 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Barry Cleavin

Auction Houses

Watson's Auctioneers
Sold 21 works for
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 65 works for
Sold 72 works for

Born in Dunedin in 1939, Barry Cleavin studied at the School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury from 1963 to 1966 and in 1977 at the Honlolu Academy of Art in Hawaii. He has exhibited widely and is represented in numerous public collections. He was a SeniorLecturer in Printmaking at the School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury from 1978 to 1990. He was awarded awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001. His work has also been the subject of two major surveys, Ewe & Eye at the Auckland Art Gallery in 1982 and The Elements of Doubt at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery in 1987.

The total number of works by Barry Cleavin offered for sale by auction since 1993 is 249, of which 191 (77%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,833 for The Allegations Suite sold by Watson's Auctioneers in August 2011. This year 5 works have been offered for sale. Works by Barry Cleavin are held by the Suter Art Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

Barry Cleavin 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 46
  • 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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