Melissa Egan was born in Sydney in 1959 and lived in Canberra, Tasmania and Singapore before studying at the Australian National University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts / Asian Studies Degree in 1982. She has been a full time artist since 1987 working in oils and acrylics, and creating multiples including etchings, lithographs and screenprints. She has been exhibiting since 1997 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane up to 2021 had participated in over exhibitions. She has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art awards, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize in 2012, the Sulman Prize in 2006 and 2014, the Portia Geach Memorial Art Award on four occasions, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2018 and 2014, the Blake Religious Art Prize, Tattersall’s Group Art Prize on 12 occasions, the Kedumba Drawing Award and the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize. She currently lives and works in South East Queensland.
We have records of art auction sales by Melissa Egan from 2006 and in total 74 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 48 (65%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $17,182 for When I Was King sold by Lawsons in April 2022. This year 3 works have been offered for sale.
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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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