Jack W. Crippen (1916-.) New Zealand

Biographical Information

A New Zealand artist, Jack Crippen was born in 1916. He studied art at the Elam Art School, and held a degree from the Slade School of Art, London University.

He served in the Second World War, and acted as an unofficial war artist. and later instigated the formation of the Rutland Group.

Some of his artworks were included in the Exhibition of Official War Paintings by New Zealand Artists in 1952. Other of his artworks were later purchased for the collection by Archives New Zealand.

After the war, Crippen worked as an art teacher at Auckland Grammar School for 28 years.

Jack Crippen had a fifty year association with the Auckland Art Society, which he joined at the age of twelve.

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Market Information

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Ink and wash on paper, 31 x 47 cm
Important & Rare, International Art Centre, Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings136A$955 N/A
Works on Paper3917A$4,410 A$1,981

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