Born in Auckland in 1919, Janet Paul with her husband was a leading figure in New Zealand publishing and bookselling in the 1950s and 1960s. A painter, printmaker, publisher and art historian she studied privately. After leaving publishing she moved to Wellington, and became art librarian at Alexander Turnbull Library. In 1991 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Victoria University for her scholarly work on 19th century colonial painters. In 2014 a restrospective, No Less Than Everything: The Art and Times of Janet Paul was held at the Turnbull Gallery, National Library in Wellington.
In our database, 107 works by Janet Paul are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1993, of which 75 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,506 for Fleur Adcock sold by Art+Object in September 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 Janet Paul are held by the Auckland Art Gallery.
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