Thomas (Tom) Esplin (1915-2005) New Zealand

Biographical Information

A contemporary New Zealand artist, Tom Esplin was born in Scotland in 1915 and studied art at Edinburgh College. He is recorded as lecturing at the Otago Teachers College. Esplin has frequently exhibited his work throughout New Zealand and is noted for his colourful decorative paintings.

He was a popular and successful artist and lecturer working in his own destinctive style semi abstract with cubist tendencies, often painted solely with a palette knife in attractive and cheerful colours. He inspired generations with his knowledge and passion for art.

His vigorous technique and gorgeous colours make his paintings unique and highly collectable Edit or add to this biography

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Innsbruck Souvenir
Oil painting, 44 x 54 cm
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings251197A$14,173 A$3,926
Works on Paper54A$2,757 N/A
Prints & Graphics11A$94 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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