Robert Atkinson was born in England in 1863 and settled. in Auckland as a professional artist in 1885. He was a friend of Albin Martin and illustrated. Kate McCosh Clark's 'Maori Tales and Legends'. in 1896. In 1890 he moved to Sydney and died there in 1896.
The earliest auction listing we have for Robert Atkinson is in 1976 and in total 13 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 6 (46%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $33,188 for After School sold by Christies in December 2018. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2018. Works by Robert Atkinson are held by the Auckland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.
Robert Atkinson is listed in the following standard biographical references:
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…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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