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Clearly signed M CROSS bottom right.

Oil on canvas on board 440 x 640mm. Professionally framed 650 x 850mm in silver and white.

Stunning example of Mark's work. Face or Dragon in the rock with fiery clouds suggests the influence of Brent Wong.

Titled and dated 1986 verso (refer photo).

Mark Cross was born in Auckland in 1955. Currently alternating between two studios in Niue Island, Polynesia and Auckland. Mark Cross is considered one of the South Pacific's leading contemporary realist painters. Mark Cross works are sought after by collectors from the Pacific rim and further afield. Landscapes works are well known for imparting a social message that speaks of mankind's delinquent abuse of his home the Earth. They speak of the world but are intrinsically Pacific. Mark exhibits in NZ and Switzerland.

1994 "Real Vision" Robert McDougal Gallery, Christchurch, NZ 1999 Asia Pacific Trienielle (Tulana Mahu installation) Queensland, Australia2000 Olympic Arts Festival, (Tulana Mahi installation) Sydney Australia 2002, "Have we Offended"(a retrospective) Te Manawa Museum and Art Gallery, Palmerston North, 2005, Coexistence travelling exhibition (ongoing), Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem.

Awards and Grants

2014 Highly Commended in the Adam Portrait Prize, NZ Portrait Gallery
2006 Winner of the Auckland section of the traveling "Coexistence" exhibition originated in Jerusalem
1991 Merit Award, Birkenhead Trust Art Award
1990 Winner of the Central King Country Visual Arts Trust Award
1989 Winner of the Waitakere Licensing Trust Art Award
1987 QEII Arts Council, New Artist Promotion Scheme
Winner of the Bledisloe Medal for Landscape
1985 Finalist, Team MacMillan Ford Art Award
1984 Finalist, Team MacMillan Ford Art Award
1983 Winner of the Polynesian Airlines Short Story Award

New works are available at Pierre Peeters Gallery, Parnell. Opportunity here to collect a mid career (Mark would have been 31 in 1986) work at a fraction of gallery prices. Investment Grade Artist. Please click here to ask a question
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