Born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1944, Jeffrey Bren studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne from 1962 to 1965 and studied and worked in Paris from 1972 to 1974. A painter in figurative expressive style, he first exhibited in Melbourne in 1967 and since then has regularly exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney. He was awarded the Sir Keith and dame Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Scholarship in 1972 -73 and the Centenary Exhibition Building Prize in 1980.
The earliest auction listing we have for Jeffrey Bren is in 1973 and in total 104 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 57 (55%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $5,280 for The Fable Series 1996 (5) sold by Deutscher~Menzies in December 2005. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Jeffrey Bren are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art.
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