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Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Political Cartoon - the Country
Much More from you George Shaw and Dr Freud Shall Hear of It!
Three Caricatures (3)

Sales by Medium

Prints & Graphics
Sold 92 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 48 works for
Sold 0 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Will Dyson

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 89 works for
Leski Auctions Pty. Ltd
Sold 6 works for
Davidson Auctions
Sold 10 works for

Born in Victoria in 1880, Dyson studied at the National Gallery School and under George Coates. He is best known as a caricaturist and cartoonist, having contributed to Melbourne 'Punch' ' the 'Clarion' 'Table Talk' Adelaide's 'Gadfly' and the 'Bulletin'. In 1910 he married Ruby Lindsay and moved to London where he worked for the 'Weekly Despatch'. He was appointed official war artist in 1916 and returned to Australia in 1926 but stayed only five years, returning to London.

The total number of works by Will Dyson offered for sale by auction since 1976 is 174, of which 140 (80%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,390 for Portrait of Hugh MccCae () sold by Leski Auctions Pty. Ltd in November 2020. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Will Dyson are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia and a further eight major public national galleries (see list below).

Will Dyson 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 397
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • 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…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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