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World Wide, 1985
The Witness

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Where to buy or sell art works by Derek Cowie

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Dunbar Sloane
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Born in Ruatoria, New Zealand in 1956, Derek Cowie was raised in Dunedin. He moved to Wellington where he attended Wellington School of Design from 1976 - 78. In the 1980s Cowie regularly exhibited in Wellington before moving to London where he worked as a scenic painter for the National Theatre and as an award winning visual artist for film and television while continuing to make and exhibit his own work. Following many years living in London, Cowie returned to Wellington in 2016 where he has exhibited annually in solo shows since his return.

In our database, 29 works by Derek Cowie are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1998, of which 19 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,265 for Untitled sold by Art+Object in September 2016. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Derek Cowie are held by the Museum Of New Zealand.

Derek Cowie 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 54
  • 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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