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Autumn, Bellinger Valley
Australian bush scene
Still life of flowers

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Works on Paper
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Where to buy or sell art works by Margaret Coen

Auction Houses

Sold 54 works for
Davidson Auctions
Sold 44 works for
Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies)
Sold 11 works for

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.

Margaret Coen is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 330
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 128
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 84
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 297
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

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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