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Aubergine Still Life
'Forcible Entry Tool' 1976
'Forcible Entry Tool,' 1976

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Prints & Graphics
Sold 9 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Ray Beattie

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Leonard Joel
Sold 3 works for
GFL Fine Art
Sold 1 works for
Sold 1 works for

Born in Belfast, Ireland in 1949, Ray Beattie arrived in Sydney in 1967. He studied at the West Australian Institute of Technology and the Victorian College of the Arts. A printmaker, he has exhibited with the Print Council of Australia and Printmakers Association of Western Australia.

The total number of works by Ray Beattie offered for sale by auction since 1991 is 15, of which 9 (60%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2017. Works by Ray Beattie are held by the Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

Ray Beattie 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 248
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 43
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

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…

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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