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Portrait of Hazel Upton, 1948
Still Life of Pumpkins
Still Life

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Where to buy or sell art works by Peggy Crombie

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Leonard Joel
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Born in Melbourne in 1901, Peggie Crombie studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne from 1922 to 1928 and at the George Bell School in the 1940s. She exhibited with a number of modernist groups including the Embryos, the 1932 Group and The New Art Club from 1935 to 1937, of which she was a founding member. Later she showed with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters from 1949 to 1976 and Sculptors and the Victorian Artists Society from 1957 to 1959. She exhibited widely in group shows in the 1930s, but held her first solo exhibition in Melbourne in 1983.,p>

The total number of works by Peggy Crombie offered for sale by auction since 1984 is 69, of which 46 (67%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $5,155 for Still Life sold by Leonard Joel in October 2022. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Peggy Crombie are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Geelong Gallery and Art Gallery of NSW.

Peggy Crombie 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 355
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 149
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 98
  • 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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