Born in New Zealand in 1875, Ada Plante arrived in Australia at the age of 13. She studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne, and in Paris in the early 1900s. She returned to Melbourne around 1912. A post-impressionist artist, in 1932 she exhibited in the inaugural exhibition of the Contemporary Art Group in Melbourne. She was a member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors.
We have records of art auction sales by Ada Plante from 1971 and in total 47 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 34 (72%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $20,864 for The Road Menders sold by Deutscher and Hackett in September 2021. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Ada Plante are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia and a further five major public national galleries (see list below).
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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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