Melvin Norman Day (1923-2016) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1923, Melvin Day studied at the Elam School of Arts and later at Victoria University and at the Courtauld Institute. He taught in London before being appointed director of the National Art Gallery, Wellington in 1968. He was influenced by John Weeks, Spanish textural painting and American abstract expressionism. He died in Wellington on 17 January 2016 Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Wellington Heads
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Oil on canvas, 137.5 x 228.5 cm
New Zealand & International Fine Art, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings4525A$15,040 N/A
Works on Paper2115A$5,547 A$1,714
Objects10A$1,158 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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