The son of Alexander Colquhoun, Archibald Douglas was born in Victoria in 1894. He studied for a time under his father and later at the National Gallery School, Melbourne. In 1927, after a brief period in Europe, he founded his own art school in Melbourne. Colquhoun exhibited widely in Europe and Australia. His works are represented in several major state and provincial collections. Note: The signature A Colquhoun is Alexander Colquhoun. The signature A D Colquhoun is his son, Archibald Douglas Colquhoun.
We have records of art auction sales by Archibald Colquhoun from 1975 and in total 161 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 112 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $16,800 for Alfred Place Showing the Old Club sold by Artemis Auctions in July 2009. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Archibald Colquhoun are held by the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Geelong Gallery and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).
Archibald Douglas Colquhoun is listed in the following standard biographical references:
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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