Petrus Van Der Velden (1837-1913) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Born in Holland in 1837, Petrus Van der Velden was trained and worked in Holland as a lithographer, only turning to serious painting in 1864. He won a scholarship to Berlin and became an established Dutch painter who met and impressed Vincent Van Gogh. However, in 1890 he and his family moved to New Zealand and settled in Christchurch. Here he taught and influenced a great many artists who were themselves to become notable. In 1898 he moved to Sydney where he exhibited with the Art Society of New South Wales. His wife died the following year, and in 1905 he returned to New Zealand, married an Australian and settled in Wellington. Van der Velden died in 1913. His work is represented in major New Zealand collections, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and in Holland. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Mount Rolleston and the Otira River
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Mount Rolleston and the Otira River
Oil on canvas, 96 x 164 cm
Traditional & Foreign Fine Art, Mossgreen-Webb's (formerly Webb's), Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings8870A$79,893 A$6,572
Works on Paper13786A$21,958 A$1,199
Photographs10A$62 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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