Born in Sydney in 1925, Ena Joyce studied at the East Sydney Technical College in the mid 1940s. In 1946 she was awarded a Travelling Art scholarship and she spent three years in the UK and Europe. While there she studied at the London School of Arts & Crafts. On her return to Australia she taught art at secondary level until 1958. She exhibited in solo and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle from 1946. She took a further study tour to Europe in 1972-3 and in 1980. She was the winner of numerous prizes including the 1977 Portia Geach Prize.
In our database, 102 works by Ena Joyce are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1989, of which 54 (53%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,850 for Spring in the Sydney Suburbs sold by Leonard Joel in April 1991. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Ena Joyce are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.
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