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Painter, b. 1943 -

Gretchen Albrecht CNZM (born 7 May 1943) is a New Zealand painter and sculptor.

Albrecht was born in Onehunga in 1943, the daughter of Reuben John and Joyce Winifred Fairburn (née Grainger) Albrecht. She attended the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1963 with an honours degree in painting.

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    • Gretchen Albrecht CNZM (New Zealand 1943-)
      Feb. 25, 2021

      Gretchen Albrecht CNZM (New Zealand 1943-)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Gretchen Albrecht CNZM (New Zealand 1943-) Stella, 1990 signed and dated 1990 to the reverse; further titled and dated to the stretcher acrylic and oil on canvas 73.5 x 101.5cm Footnote: Provenance: With Todd Gallery, London Literature: Luke Smythe, Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture and Geometry, Massey University Press, New Zealand, 2019, p.182 (ill.) One of the most celebrated contemporary New Zealand artists, Gretchen Albrecht has gained international recognition and has exhibited widely in both New Zealand and Europe since the 1970s. Throughout her career, Albrecht has developed an incisive and deeply personal visual iconography, utilising characteristic stained and shaped canvases, bold, wide brush strokes, and an evocative use of colour and geometry. The present lot, dated 1990, marks a departure from Albrecht’s earliest works, which were typically executed on semi-circular canvases.

      Cheffins
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT, New Zealand (b. 1943), Untitled, mixed media and collage on masonite, signed and dated lower right "Albrecht 70",...
      Jun. 25, 2020

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT, New Zealand (b. 1943), Untitled, mixed media and collage on masonite, signed and dated lower right "Albrecht 70",...

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT New Zealand (b. 1943) Untitled mixed media and collage on masonite, signed and dated lower right "Albrecht 70" 36 x 48 inches Provenance: Private Collection, Oregon Other Notes: Tags: modern / contemporary, Oceania Notes: Biography of Gretchen Albrecht by Mary Kisler, Curator, Auckland Art Gallery. Gretchen Albrecht has an international reputation as one of New Zealand's most highly regarded painters. Her work is known for its geometry, an emotional use of color and a constant evolution of influences, media and technique. Graduating with Honors from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1964, Albrecht taught for some years. In the late 1970s she took a 13 month trip to Europe and the United States. Back in New Zealand she was awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago in 1981. During that year in Dunedin, Albrecht began working on the lunette shaped canvases which she calls Hemispheres. Her recent travels proved to be a catalyst, with European paintings and art history referenced in the titles of works such as Giotto's Blue and Lunette (for Fra Angelico). Of this time the artist says: I knew I wanted the hemisphere in 1981. I went to Dunedin with quadrants, the hemisphere happened in the studio, I put the quadrants together. I wanted to break out of the rectangle and the square and to introduce a curve. In 1989 Albrecht molded the Hemispheres into the Oval of a map, allowing her to encompass a whole world containing East-West and North-South correlations and oppositions. Albrecht says: Ovals are a gentle shape, what happens in the top part could be reflected in the bottom half so I could have a continuous movement of paint, repetition and rhythm, spiraling, all en-circling, constantly in-flux which I like very much. The 2002 retrospective exhibition of Albrecht's work held at the Auckland Art Gallery met with great acclaim. Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the City Gallery, Wellington held a 2005 retrospective of Oval and Hemisphere paintings that same year, and the Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington exhibited paintings from the 1980s through to 2000 alongside Albrecht's recent stainless steel sculptures. In 2009 Albrecht began working on a new series of rectangular paintings featuring oval shaped vortices of color combined with slender horizontal geometric figures. The first of these paintings were exhibited in her exhibitions: Between Paint and Nature, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown and Rosea, Mark Hutchins Gallery, Wellington. 2010 saw Albrecht's solo exhibition, Roses in the Snow, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland. A further solo exhibition was held in 2014 at Two Rooms, Auckland. The paintings exhibited featured the three stretcher shapes of hemispheres, ovals and rectangles. With a career spanning five decades, Gretchen Albrecht's work is held in the collections of Auckland Art Gallery,The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, Tongarewa, the Gallery of New South Wales and the Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia. Gretchen's painting takes the modernist exploration of color and form and moves it to new contemporary levels. The forms on which she paints and the way in which paint is worked within the hemispheres, ovals and rectangular canvases are almost kinaesthetic - the paint carried by the movement of her body, the span of her arm. Her work is significant in many ways, redolent with meaning and deeply satisfying; an exploration of what color can do and what it can mean. Acutely aware of the historical considerations that have challenged painters Giotto claimed human experience as a valid subject for art, her paintings are polyvalent, layered with meanings, yet individually rich unto themselves. Framed dimensions - 38 x 50 x 2 inches

      Shannon's
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT (New Zealand b. 1943) Garden No. 9
      May. 19, 2020

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT (New Zealand b. 1943) Garden No. 9

      Est: $25,000 - $35,000

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT (New Zealand b. 1943) Garden No. 9, Acrylic on canvas, Signed & dated 1971, 178 x 120cm

      International Art Centre
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT - Smokescreen
      Oct. 23, 2019

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT - Smokescreen

      Est: $5,000 - $10,000

      Mixed media on paper - Signed, inscribed & dated 1978

      International Art Centre
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT - Night Mist, diptych
      Oct. 23, 2019

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT - Night Mist, diptych

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Acrylic on canvas hemisphere - Signed & dated 1992 verso In 1981, Gretchen Albrecht completed her first hemisphere painting, consisting of two large quadrants bolted together to form a semi-circle. This became an acclaimed stylistic format for her work, and she went on to produce a number of other hemispheres in the 1980s and 1990s. In creating these semi-circular works, Albrecht was consistently bold, scaling them up and down, and experimenting with a range of different mediums and paint application techniques. The sweeping brushes of paint and two-toned sharpness of Night Mist, Diptych is energising to behold. This work is powerful in the way it connects us to the tensions and oppositions of life. Just as the two quadrants exist as one and alongside each other, so too do we encounter the duality of nature, the universe, our bodies, and the existence of our light and shadow selves. The space between the two quadrants is especially potent, being where the two sides come together and are most obvious in their division. In and through this space, the work is both at one with, and at conflict with itself. The satisfyingly symmetrical exchange between blue and yellow makes it difficult not to see this painting as a perfect whole, or even as a double whole. At the same time, it is only half-formed in a way, and we are acutely aware of the semi-circle’s missing other half. In both art and nature, it is the shape of the circle which represents infinity and completeness, and Albrecht does not grant us this completeness. Instead, she instils a sense of absence in the viewer, leaving only the promise of completion. In this way, the painting suggests the absence of another half; an implied void. As Albrecht herself described it, the hemisphere implies space. A shape to contain the feeling.

      International Art Centre
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Sundial
      Sep. 28, 2017

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Sundial

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Sundial Lithograph, 18/125 title inscribed, signed and dated March '80 710mm x 570mm (image size)

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Untitled
      Sep. 21, 2016

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Untitled

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Untitled graphite on paper signed 540mm x 350mm PROVENANCE Acquired by the present owner from Barry Lett Galleries in 1964.

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Black Piha
      Sep. 21, 2016

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Black Piha

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      GRETCHEN ALBRECHT Black Piha lithograph, 29/30 title inscribed, signed and dated 99 430mm x 585mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht b. 1943 - Untitled Painting 1973
      Apr. 10, 2013

      Gretchen Albrecht b. 1943 - Untitled Painting 1973

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Gretchen Albrecht b. 1943 - Untitled Painting 1973 Acrylic on canvas 149.5 x 84.5 Signed & dated 1973

      International Art Centre
    • International Womens Year 1975 Gretchen Albrecht
      Feb. 27, 2013

      International Womens Year 1975 Gretchen Albrecht

      Est: -

      International Womens Year 1975 Gretchen Albrecht

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht Sundial 80 title inscribed and
      Feb. 26, 2013

      Gretchen Albrecht Sundial 80 title inscribed and

      Est: $800 - $1,500

      Gretchen Albrecht Sundial 80 title inscribed and signed 800mm x 625mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Art Work by Gretchen Albrecht
      Aug. 29, 2012

      Art Work by Gretchen Albrecht

      Est: -

      Art Work by Gretchen Albrecht Why Pigs have Curly Tails

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht
      Jul. 26, 2012

      Gretchen Albrecht

      Est: -

      Gretchen Albrecht Golden Shadow Summer Landscape

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht - Meditation (with Blue Bar)
      Mar. 27, 2012

      Gretchen Albrecht - Meditation (with Blue Bar)

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Meditation (with Blue Bar) signed Albrecht, dated '96 and inscribed Meditation (with blue bar) in brushpoint on stretcher verso 730mm x 1205mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Jewel dated 2000 and inscribed
      Dec. 06, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Jewel dated 2000 and inscribed

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Jewel dated 2000 and inscribed Jewel in pastel on stretcher verso 980mm x 1500mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Mango Slice Gretchen Albrecht
      Nov. 10, 2011

      Mango Slice Gretchen Albrecht

      Est: -

      Mango Slice Gretchen Albrecht

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht Black Piha , 1999 Stone colour
      Nov. 07, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Black Piha , 1999 Stone colour

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Gretchen Albrecht Black Piha , 1999 Stone colour lithograph 42.5 x 58.5 cm

      Mossgreen Auctions
    • Gretchen Albrecht Untitled , 1995 Watercolour and
      Nov. 07, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Untitled , 1995 Watercolour and

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Untitled , 1995 Watercolour and gold leaf on paper with collage 38 x 22 cm

      Mossgreen Auctions
    • Gretchen Albrecht Harlequin Glass dish , 2009
      Nov. 07, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Harlequin Glass dish , 2009

      Est: $300 - $500

      Gretchen Albrecht Harlequin Glass dish , 2009 Moulded red glass with acid etched decoration 54.5 x 28 x 9.5 cm

      Mossgreen Auctions
    • Gretchen Albrecht Nocturne (We see ourselves in
      Nov. 07, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Nocturne (We see ourselves in

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Nocturne (We see ourselves in the mirror), 1992 Oil and acrylic on oval shaped canvas 154 x 244 cm

      Mossgreen Auctions
    • Gretchen Albrecht "Witness" lithograph in colours,
      Mar. 22, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht "Witness" lithograph in colours,

      Est: - $850

      Gretchen Albrecht "Witness" lithograph in colours, signed, entitled, numbered 15/30 and dated '82. Contemporary aluminium frame under glass. 500 x 690. See page 34.

      John Cordy Limited
    • Gretchen Albrecht Response title inscribed, signed
      Feb. 22, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Response title inscribed, signed

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Gretchen Albrecht Response title inscribed, signed and dated '82 500mm x 690mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Witness title inscribed, signed
      Feb. 22, 2011

      Gretchen Albrecht Witness title inscribed, signed

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Gretchen Albrecht Witness title inscribed, signed and dated '82 500mm x 690mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Intervention acrylic on paper
      Nov. 30, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht Intervention acrylic on paper

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Intervention acrylic on paper title inscribed, signed and dated '80

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Threshold (Skip) title
      Nov. 25, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht Threshold (Skip) title

      Est: $14,000 - $20,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Threshold (Skip) title inscribed, signed and date...

      ART+OBJECT
    • Gretchen Albrecht Pounamu title inscribed, signed
      Sep. 28, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht Pounamu title inscribed, signed

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Pounamu title inscribed, signed and dated 2002 570mm x 760mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Drop lithograph, 20/30 title
      Jun. 24, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht Drop lithograph, 20/30 title

      Est: $1,200 - $2,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Drop lithograph, 20/30 title inscribed, signed and dated '98 600 x 800mm

      ART+OBJECT
    • Gretchen Albrecht Ruby Woo mixed media and collage
      Jun. 24, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht Ruby Woo mixed media and collage

      Est: $2,800 - $4,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Ruby Woo mixed media and collage title inscribed and inscribed '(woodcut NYC)' 400 x 585mm

      ART+OBJECT
    • Gretchen Albrecht MAC mixed media and collage
      Jun. 24, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht MAC mixed media and collage

      Est: $2,800 - $4,000

      Gretchen Albrecht MAC mixed media and collage title inscribed, signed and dated 2002 and inscribed '(woodcut NYC)' 390 x 595mm

      ART+OBJECT
    • Gretchen Albrecht - Aubergine
      Apr. 28, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht - Aubergine

      Est: -

      Gretchen Albrecht - Aubergine

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht - Horu of Plenty
      Apr. 28, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht - Horu of Plenty

      Est: -

      Gretchen Albrecht - Horu of Plenty

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht - Response
      Apr. 28, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht - Response

      Est: -

      Gretchen Albrecht - Response

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht Out of the Deep "title
      Mar. 30, 2010

      Gretchen Albrecht Out of the Deep "title

      Est: $20,000 - $25,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Out of the Deep "title inscribed, signed and dated '89" 1200mm x 2405mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht - Hemisphere Acrylic on canvas
      Jul. 28, 2009

      Gretchen Albrecht - Hemisphere Acrylic on canvas

      Est: $14,000 - $18,000

      Gretchen Albrecht - Hemisphere Acrylic on canvas 112.0 x 220.0 Signed & dated 1983 verso Provenance: Private Collection, Auckland Purchased by current owner from National Treasures Art Auction, International Art Centre, March, 2000

      International Art Centre
    • Gretchen Albrecht Still Life January '71 title
      Mar. 30, 2009

      Gretchen Albrecht Still Life January '71 title

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Still Life January '71 title inscribed, signed and dated on artist's label verso and inscribed Cat. No.1 1840mm x 1370mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Sundial title inscribed, signed
      Nov. 01, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Sundial title inscribed, signed

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Gretchen Albrecht Sundial title inscribed, signed and dated March '80; original John Leech Art Dealer label affixed verso 785mm x 605mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Erosion title inscribed, signed
      Nov. 01, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Erosion title inscribed, signed

      Est: $2,800 - $3,500

      Gretchen Albrecht Erosion title inscribed, signed and dated 2006 570mm x 760mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Song acrylic on canvas title
      Sep. 22, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Song acrylic on canvas title

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Song acrylic on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated '85 verso 1800mm x 900mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Spring Landscape acrylic on
      Sep. 22, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Spring Landscape acrylic on

      Est: $15,000 - $18,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Spring Landscape acrylic on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 1973 verso 1450mm x 690mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Hemisphere watercolour on paper
      Jun. 30, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Hemisphere watercolour on paper

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Hemisphere watercolour on paper signed and dated 1984 580 x 755mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Night Lake watercolour and ink
      Jun. 30, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Night Lake watercolour and ink

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Night Lake watercolour and ink wash on paper collage title inscribed, signed and dated '89 1450 x 2250mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Maze acrylic on canvas signed
      Jun. 30, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Maze acrylic on canvas signed

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Maze acrylic on canvas signed and dated '84 verso; title inscribed, signed and dated 1984 on original artist's label affixed verso 1250 x 2500mm Provenance: Collection of the Art Appreciation Society

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Nocturne (The Still Point of the
      Jun. 30, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Nocturne (The Still Point of the

      Est: $30,000 - $40,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Nocturne (The Still Point of the Turning World) acrylic and oil on oval shaped canvas title inscribed, signed and dated '93 verso 2420 x 1550mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Changes/Span lithograph 10/20
      May. 24, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Changes/Span lithograph 10/20

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Gretchen Albrecht Changes/Span lithograph 10/20 title inscribed, signed and dated '84 570mm x 750mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht International Women's Year 1975
      Feb. 23, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht International Women's Year 1975

      Est: $400 - $600

      Gretchen Albrecht International Women's Year 1975 Poster screenprint title inscribed, signed and dated 1975 and inscribed For Una 900 x 645mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Astronomie aquatint etching
      Feb. 19, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Astronomie aquatint etching

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Astronomie aquatint etching printer's proof title inscribed, signed and dated '94 560 x 770mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Pounamu aquatint etching
      Feb. 19, 2008

      Gretchen Albrecht Pounamu aquatint etching

      Est: $1,800 - $2,800

      Gretchen Albrecht Pounamu aquatint etching printer's proof 4/10 title inscribed, signed and dated 2002 360 x 590mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
    • Gretchen Albrecht Blue and Gold acrylic on paper
      Dec. 04, 2007

      Gretchen Albrecht Blue and Gold acrylic on paper

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      Gretchen Albrecht Blue and Gold acrylic on paper signed and dated '83 560mm x 1080mm

      Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
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