Dahl Collings (nee Wilmott) was born in Adelaide in 1909. A painter, commercial artist, graphic and exhibition designer, illustrator, costume and textile designer, photographer and film-maker, she studied at East Sydney Technical College and attended painting classes at the J.S. Watkins Art School following which she worked as a designer and commercial art for a number of department stores in Sydney. After her marriage to Geoffrey Collings in 1933 she and her husband worked collaboratively for most of their lives, co signing the majority of their work 'Dahl and Geoffrey Collings'. They travelled to London in 1935, where they worked and travelled, returning to Sydney in 1939. In 1939 they returned to Sydney and established a commercial and industrial design studio and introduced modern design to local industry. They spent 3 years in New York from 1950 - 1953 and on their return, they established their own film studio. In 1971 Dahl Collings became a full time artist and exhibited in Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s.
The total number of works by Dahl Collings offered for sale by auction since 1977 is 8, of which 6 (75%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,080 for Surrealist Landscape sold by Davidson Auctions in July 2019. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2019. Works by Dahl Collings are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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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…
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