Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in Bohemia in 1839, Gottfried Lindauer studied portraiture at the Vienna Academy of Arts. He later returned to Bohemia and taught art from his own studio. An interest in Maoris and a desire to paint their portraits led him to sail to New Zealand in 1873. He travelled around the country painting portraits of prominent Maoris and colonials. His portraits were exhibited in Auckland in 1975 and in London in 1885 at the Indian and Colonial Exhibition. His work is now recognised for its historical importance as being a faithful record of the Maoris of the time. Lindauer died in 1926. His work is represented at the Auckland City Art Gallery and Hocken Library. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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Oil on canvas, 121.9 x 147.3 cm
Topographical Pictures, Christies, London.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings6966A$211,163 N/A
Prints & Graphics42A$152 N/A

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