Born in Christchurch in 1948, Neil Dawson studied at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne in 1973. A sculptor, working in stainless steel, steel and aluminium, he has created major public installations in Wellington, Christchurch, Paris and Brisbane.
The earliest auction listing we have for Neil Dawson is in 1989 and in total 114 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 65 (57%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $21,522 for Mahana Dome (Marquette) sold by Art+Object in October 2017. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Neil Dawson are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery, Museum Of New Zealand and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).
Neil Francis Dawson is listed in the following standard biographical references: