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Born in Christchurch in 1905, Russell Clark studied at the Canterbury School of Art from 1918 to 1927. He conducted private art classes in Dunedin in the 1930s and moved to Wellington in 1938 where he worked on the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition. In 1943 he was appointed official war artist in the Pacific, and after the war joined the staff of the Canterbury School of Art. Clark exhibited widely throughout New Zealand was awarded a number of important commissions.

The earliest auction listing we have for Russell Clark is in 1990 and in total 399 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 265 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $219,891 for Old Keta and Friend sold by Art+Object in November 2021. This year 12 works have been offered for sale. Works by Russell Clark are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery, Museum Of New Zealand and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Russell Stuart Clark 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 45
  • 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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