Born in 1878 in Wellington, New Zealand, Harold Cazneaux moved to Australia in 1889. He worked for an Adelaide firm of photographers, and moved to Sydney in 1904 where he began to exhibit photographs of the poverty stricken in Sydney. These have become hallmark photographs of their time.
The earliest auction listing we have for Harold Cazneaux is in 1992 and in total 62 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 51 (82%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $15,955 for Dorothy Gadsby (Roseville) Profile, 1931 (also Known as ‘neath the Vine’) sold by Deutscher and Hackett in June 2020. This year 2 works have been offered for sale. Works by Harold Cazneaux are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia and a further five major public national galleries (see list below).
Harold Pierce Cazneaux 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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