Peter Siddell (1935-2011) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Peter Siddell was born in Auckland in 1935 and attended Mount Albert Grammar.

In 1960 he married artist Sylvia Siddell.

He initially worked as an electrician and then a teacher but after his 1972 sellout solo exhibition at Moller's Gallery in Auckland he took up painting full time. He has gone on to become one of New Zealand's most admired painters with works in most public and corporate collections.

In 1978 he won the Air New Zealand Travel Award and the Benson & Hedges Supplementary Art Award.

In 1991 Siddell received a Queens Service Order (QSO). He was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to art in 2008, an honour that was redesignated as Knight Companion of the Order in 2009.

Siddell passed away on 24th October 2011 in Auckland Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Highest Price:
Oil on canvas, 122 x 170 cm
Important, Early & Rare NZ Art , International Art Centre, Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings199175A$177,465 A$16,605
Works on Paper5651A$12,711 A$2,950
Prints & Graphics6748A$3,082 A$1,232

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