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.
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