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Born in New Zealand in 1907, Cook studied at Canterbury University, New Zealand. He was primarily a landscape artist, working in watercolour, oil and acrylics. He moved to Sydney in 1934 and taught commercial illustration at the East Sydney Technical College from 1940. He was a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.

In our database, 96 works by Alfred Cook are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1973, of which 71 (74%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $13,200 for Portrait of Albert Namatjira sold by Bonhams in June 2010. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Alfred Cook are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).

Alfred Cook 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 341
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 299
  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 50
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.

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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