Works in the database
94
Works with images
50
Works with multiple sales
4

Past Sales

Boulders, 1955
Boulders, 1955
Back Blocks, 1955

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 44 works for
$29,657
Paintings
Sold 19 works for
$7,701

Where to buy or sell art works by Jack W. Crippen

Auction Houses

International Art Centre
Sold 27 works for
$21,122
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 12 works for
$11,553
Webb's
Sold 17 works for
$2,841

A New Zealand artist, Jack Crippen was born in Auckland in 1916. He studied art at the Elam Art School, and held a degree from the Slade School of Art, London University. He served in the Second World War, and acted as an unofficial war artist. and later instigated the formation of the Rutland Group. Some of his works were included in the Exhibition of Official War Paintings by New Zealand Artists in 1952. Other of his artworks were later purchased for the collection by Archives New Zealand. After the war, Crippen worked as an art teacher at Auckland Grammar School for 28 years. Jack Crippen had a fifty year association with the Auckland Art Society, which he joined at the age of twelve.

We have records of art auction sales by Jack Crippen from 1991 and in total 94 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 63 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,410 for Cassino sold by International Art Centre in August 2016. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Jack Crippen are held by the Auckland Art Gallery.

Jack W. Crippen 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 55

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