Gwen Ockenden (1911-2003) Australia

Biographical Information

Gwen Ockenden ( Florence Gwendoline Ockenden ) was born Wellington NZ on 10 June 1911. She studied art at the Elim art school in Wellington under Christopher Perkins whose influence is reflected in her work.

She later continued her studies in Christchurch.She was married on 12 Sep 1942 to Robert Noel ( Bob ) Grono who died in the late 1980's.They had no children.A few of her later paintings have been signed in her married name.Most of her life was spent in the Gisborne area where her husband taught and retired as a school headmaster.

She was not a prolific artist-- estimated 50 to 100 works as she was a reputed restorer and devoted a huge amount of time to restorations.She painted ( mainly landscape and floral ) until 1996 and died in Wellington on 15 Jan 2003.

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Market Information

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The Village
Watercolour, 41 x 33 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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The Village
Watercolour, 41 x 33 cm
Australian British, New Zealand & European Historical Paintings etc., Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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