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About Peter Siddell
Sir Peter Siddell paintings breathe the suburbs of Auckland. Siddell was born in Auckland in 1935 and attended Mount Albert Grammar. 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 went 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 Oder in 2009.
Siddell passed away in 2011
A 290 page book 'The Art of Peter Siddell' by Peter Siddell has just been published.