Edgar Mansfield (1907-96) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in London 1907, Edgar Mansfield emigrated to Hastings, New Zealand in 1911.

He was a member of the Six and Four Club, an art club formed after 1925 by Robert Field, and described as the 'first cell of modern art in Otago'. After four years teaching at the Feilding Agricultural School he returned to London in 1934 to continue his artistic education.

After completing war service, he taught at the London College of Printing from 1948 to 1964 after which he returned to Napier.

It was on his return he turned to sculpture. Notably Mansfield was the first president of the Britain's Guild of Contemporary Bookbinders (1955-1968) and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1980. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Animism 59
Highest Price:
Animism 59
Bronze on marble base, limited edition 6/6, 70 cm height, overall
New Zealand & International Fine Art, Day 1, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings10A$142 N/A
Prints & Graphics147A$814 N/A
Objects146A$2,293 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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