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Still Life with Flowers
Sarah and Abraham II
York Landscape

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Where to buy or sell art works by Irwin Crowe

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GFL Fine Art
Sold 42 works for
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McKenzies Auctioneers
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Born in Port Hedland, Perth in 1903, Irwin Crowe, after leaving school worked in the family farming business, prospected for gold and studied mining engineering in Kalgoorlie. He served with the Royal Army Engineers in during World War II and after the war he studied art at Melbourne Technical College from 1947 to 1950. A painter, engineer and prospector, Crowe has won a number of awards.

The earliest auction listing we have for Irwin Crowe is in 1990 and in total 87 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 66 (76%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $5,225 for Reading Lesson sold by GFL Fine Art in May 1999. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

Irwin Crowe 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 357
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 151
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 300
  • 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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