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Light on the Hills
'Cargo Cult Study' 1986
'Cargo Cult Study' 1986

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Where to buy or sell art works by David Ryan

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Davidson Auctions
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Born in 1951, David Ryan studied art extensively in Melbourne, and later went on travel studies to India. He has held solo exhibitions of his paintings in Brisbane and Sydney since 1977. Ryan's work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, and in tertiary and regional collections.

The earliest auction listing we have for David Ryan is in 1996 and in total 10 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 5 (50%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by David Ryan are held by the Suter Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria.

David Ryan 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 851
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • 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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