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Factory Workers 1945
Untitled 1938
Cobbers 1966

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Where to buy or sell art works by Works can be signed 'Brendora' Hawthorne

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Leonard Joel
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Heliodore Hawthorne was born in Sydney in 1985. She studied at Julian Ashton’s Sydney Art School as an evening student in 1920/21 and in the late 1920s she attended Roland Wakelin’s drawing and painting classes. During World War II Dore Hawthorne lived in Lithgow and worked at the Lithgow small arms factory assembling Bren guns. A. group of works painted during this period were exhibited in Lithgow in 1945. Frequently her works are signed Brendorah a pseudonym reflecting her work in the war years. After World War II she returned to Sydney where she workked until 1968 when she had to retire due to ill health.

In our database, 17 works by Dore Hawthorne are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1979, of which 13 (76%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $25,200 for Factory Folk - Industrial Interlude - (Lone Rally at Small Arms Factory Lithgow 1945) sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in May 2014. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Dore Hawthorne are held by the National Gallery of Australia.

Works can be signed 'Brendora' Hawthorne is listed in the following standard biographical references:

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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