Born in Melbourne in 1877, Victor Zelman studied at the National Gallery School under Bernard Hall from 1897 to 1901, and first exhibited at the Victorian Artists Society in 1919. He also exhibited at The Melbourne Artists’ Society, The Fine Art Society and The Painters and Etchers’ Society. His works in the 1920s and 1930s was strongly influenced by the paintings of Australian Impressionist painter Frederick McCubbin, who was drawing master at the National Gallery School at the time he was attending. His first solo exhibition of paintings was held in Melbourne in 1923. He travelled extensively in Central Victoria producing small paintings.
The total number of works by Victor Zelman offered for sale by auction since 1967 is 150, of which 102 (68%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $14,500 for Tranquil Morning sold by Leonard Joel in November 1988. This year 2 works have been offered for sale. Works by Victor Zelman are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
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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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