Works in the database
324
Works with images
237
Works with multiple sales
40

Past Sales

Guide Sophia
He-Tino-toa 'Great Warrior'
Portrait of Harata Rewiri Tarapata

Sales by Medium

Paintings
Sold 253 works for
$1,166,628

Where to buy or sell art works by Veronica Cummings

Auction Houses

International Art Centre
Sold 130 works for
$832,806
Webb's
Sold 41 works for
$114,997
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 41 works for
$111,840

Born in Thames, New Zealand in 1891, Vera Cummings received a scholarship to attend the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland at the age of 11. There, she studied under C. F. Goldie, the well known painter of Maori studies. Attesting to Goldie's influence, Cummings was noted for her portraits of Maoris, mainly elderly.

The total number of works by Vera Cummings offered for sale by auction since 1974 is 324, of which 253 (78%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $35,453 for Harata Rewiri Tarapata sold by International Art Centre in November 2020. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Vera Cummings are held by the Auckland Art Gallery.

Veronica Cummings 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 57
  • 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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