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Gorge Near Blackheath, Blue Mountians After Sunset 1883
Gorge Near Blackheath, Blue Mountains After Sunset 1883

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Where to buy or sell art works by Louis Frank

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Leonard Joel
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Davidson Auctions
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Sold 44 works for

A landscape artist who painted in NSW in the late 1880s and 1890s. As well as an artist, he was the licenced publican at the Ballamac hotel in Coogee (renamed the Baden Baden) from 1887 to 1893. Louis Frank worked mainly in oils, using a pallet knife with dexterity. He frequently produced paintings with a European influence. Louis Frank exhibited at the Art Society of NSW from 1880 to 1885 and the Auckland Society of Arts and is represented in the National Library in Canberra. An auction sale of 100 of his paintings was held in the Pitt Street Rooms of James R,. Lawson & Little in December 1908. He died in 1923 and little is known of his life after 1900.

We have records of art auction sales by Louis Frank from 1971 and in total 346 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 239 (69%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $14,400 for Coogee sold by Sotheby's in August 2002. This year one work has been offered for sale.

Louis Frank is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 439
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

Artists' Resale Royalty

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…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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