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The Emu Hotel
Camping Beside the Harbour, 1943
'The Two Brothers and Two Sisters' 1943

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Sold 9 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Wilfred Gates

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Barsby Auctions
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Mason Gray
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Born in 1890, Wilfred Gates was a commercial artist and watercolourist, known mainly for his landscapes. He studied under Julian Ashton. and was Parramatta's first newspaper cartoonist. While still a young man he joined the Royal Art Society of New South Wales in Sydney and established friendships with other young artists including Jim Bancks, the creator of Ginger Meggs. He served in the 9th Field Ambulance in World War I, sketching extensively around the battlefields. He received the Military Medal for his bravery. Wilfred Gates was made a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW after World War II.

In our database, 19 works by Dick Gates are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1979, of which 9 (47%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Dick Gates are held by the Art Gallery of NSW.

Wilfred Gates is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 313

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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