Born in New South Wales in 1909, Coen studied at the Royal Art Society School, Sydney and with Norman lindsay between 1930 to 1940. A watercolourist, she exhibited her floral paintings and landscapes with the Australian Watercolour Institute in Sydney and was a Council Member of the Royal Art Society, from 1973 to 1984 and the Australian Watercolour Institute from 1964 to 1984. travelled to Europe in the 1950s. She died in 1993.
The earliest auction listing we have for Margaret Coen is in 1974 and in total 273 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 197 (72%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,160 for Little Miss Morgan c. 1940 sold by Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies) in October 2004. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Margaret Coen are held by the Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.
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