Born in 1954 on Thursday Island in far North Queensland, Diana Crooke is the daughter of artist, Ray Crooke. She was raised in Yorkey's Knob north of Cairns, and then in Sydney. She attended the Shilleto Design School in Sydney and then returned to live in North Queensland in 1975 where she became a professional artist. Diana Crooke is mainly a self-taught artist, and her works show the influence of both Ray Crooke and Heinz Steinman who she worked with her on the Cape York Peninsula. She has exhibited widely throughout Queensland and in Sydney.
The total number of works by Diana Crooke offered for sale by auction since 1989 is 49, of which 27 (55%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,440 for The Departure sold by Elder Fine Art in June 2008. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2021.
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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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