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Bathers, 1949

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Sold 66 works for
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Sold 118 works for
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Where to buy or sell art works by Lois White

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International Art Centre
Sold 55 works for
Sold 46 works for
Sold 56 works for

Born in Auckland in 1903, Lois White studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts. After eight years as a school teacher, she joined the staff of the Elam School and stayed until her retirement in 1963. She exhibited regularly, but did not hold her first solo show until 1973. Included in her work are paintings which feature social comment, myth and allegory, and Biblical themes. She was one of the founders of the New Group in 1948, a group of conservative artists.

The total number of works by Lois White offered for sale by auction since 1988 is 276, of which 204 (74%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $258,735 for Collapse sold by International Art Centre in July 2023. This year 9 works have been offered for sale. Works by Lois White are held by the Museum Of New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Lois White 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 267
  • 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.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

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