Born in Italy in 1921, Bruno Cengarle learned to paint frescoes for churches before his arrival in Australia in 1949, where he studied art in Melbourne. He is a painter and portraitist in the classical style, and has exhibited in Melbourne and Brisbane. Cengale's portrait commissions include Gina Lollobrigida and the former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Ralph Bernadi.
The total number of works by Bruno Cengarle offered for sale by auction since 1987 is 23, of which 13 (57%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.
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Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.
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