Born in Adelaide in 1899, Trenerry studied at the James Ashton School and in Adelaide. One of South Australia's leading painters, he exhibited in Adelaide and was awarded a gold star medal by the Royal Drawing Society, London. After suffering from ill health for many years, Trenerry died in 1958 aged 59. A memorial exhibition of his work was held at the Royal South Australian Society of the Arts in 1964, and his work was included in the Great Australian Art Exhibition of 1988.
We have records of art auction sales by Horace Trenerry from 1976 and in total 216 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 143 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $76,560 for Woodside Landscape sold by Elder Fine Art in June 2021. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Horace Trenerry are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).
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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…
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