Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1868 Gordon B. Coutts studied in Glasgow, at the Royal Art School in London and the Academie Julian in Paris. He moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1891 where he won the Student prize at the National Gallery School in 1893 and exhibited at the Victorian Artists Society. He then lived in Sydney from 1896 where he taught at the Art Society of New South Wales, before returning back to Europe in 1899. For health reasons in the early 1900s he moved to the United States where he became a frequent exhibitor at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco. In 1920 he travelled to Tangiers, Morocco where, dressed as an Arab, he passed from tribe to tribe observing and capturing the lifestyle, customs and practices of the village people and Bedouins. He died in San Francisco in 1937.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Gordon Coutts from 1969 and in total 93 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 61 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $10,350 for Sydney Harbour from McMahon's Point sold by Sotheby's in November 1993. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Gordon Coutts are held by the Art Gallery of NSW and Geelong Gallery.
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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…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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