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Past Sales

Autumn Evening, Bathurst 1950
The Harbour at Northwood 1972
A Memory of The South 1968

Sales by Medium

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Works on Paper
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Prints & Graphics
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Where to buy or sell art works by Lloyd Rees

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Deutscher and Hackett
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Lloyd Frederick Rees was born in Queensland in 1895. After formal art training at Brisbane's Central Technical College, he commenced work as a commercial artist in 1917. A non-figurative painter, Rees paints in a romantic style, using subdued tonings. He is best known for landscapes of rolling hills, which lack the harshness of the work of Russell Drysdale and Sidney Nolan. He has successfully exhibited in many countries and travelled widely. Rees won the Wynne Prize twice; in 1950 and 1982. He also won the Commonwealth Jubilee Art Prize in 1957 and the McCaughey Prize in 1971. Rees was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1978[9] and Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1985 He was awarded the Medaille de la Ville de Paris in 1987 in honour of his artistic achievements. Rees taught art with Sydney University's Faculty of Architecture for forty years, from 1946 to 1986 and in 1988 received the Sydney University Union Medal for his contributions to art and the University.

Lloyd Rees is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1971 of 2,619, of which 1,836 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $564,545 for Sydney - the source sold by Menzies in November 2022. This year 67 works have been offered for sale. Works by Lloyd Rees are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery and a further nine major public national galleries (see list below).

Lloyd Rees 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 819
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 358
  • 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…

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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