Michael Jeffery (NZ) (1941-2013) Australia

Biographical Information

Equine portraitist in oil and watercolour, Michael Jeffery was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1941. He was educated at Mount Albert Grammar.

Until 1969 he was virtually a self-taught artist when he went to UK for two years and studied equine portraiture privately in London with an artist of international repute. He also spent some time studying the work of the masters in the sporting and landscape fields.

After returning to New Zealand in 1971 he continued to paint equine themes. He moved to Australia in 1972 to take up the Victoria Racing Club's 'Australian Racehorse of the Year' commission and painted the seven award winners.

He has travelled to the USA, UK and Ireland to fulfil commissions, and in Australia has painted winners of the AJC Derby and the Golden Slipper Stakes and worked with a team of artists to paint seven very large historic panels on the ceiling of the public stand at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne.

In 1987 he moved to France to participate in an international exposition of equine art in Chantilly, and he lived in France for the next 10 years, receiving commissions to paint winners of significant races in Italy, France and the UK, before moving back to Newmarket, New Zealand in 1997.Jeffery’s work is represented at the National Horseracing Museum and in private collections worldwide.Michael Jeffery died on 20 August 2013. Edit or add to this biography

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Set of 3 Equestrian Studies
Crayon and pen, 24 x 26 cm
New Zealand, Australian & European Paintings, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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Cougar
Watercolour and pencil, 36 x 51.5 cm
Australian and European Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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Hope of Glory
Watercolour and pencil, 36 x 52 cm
Australian and European Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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