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Past Sales

Ghost Gums, MacDonnell Ranges
(Valley with Gum Tree on Left)
Ghost Gum, MacDonnell Ranges

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 184 works for
Sold 1 works for
Sold 1 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Claude Pannka

Auction Houses

Elder Fine Art
Sold 28 works for
Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies)
Sold 16 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 38 works for

Born in 1928, Claude Pannka was a Hermannsburg School Aboriginal painter of central Australian landscapes, and a member of the Arunta Tribe. He died in 1972.

In our database, 229 works by Claude Pannka are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1973, of which 186 (81%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,990 for Ghost Gums, Macdonnell Ranges sold by Elder Fine Art in July 2014. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Claude Pannka are held by the Art Gallery of NSW.

Claude Pannka is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 528
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 351

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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