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Forthcoming Sales

The Hunt

Past Sales

Dancing girl Rajarani temple Bhubaneswar
Young Girl in Blue

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Sold 6 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 21 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Penny Dowie

Auction Houses

Elder Fine Art
Sold 13 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 3 works for
Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Sold 3 works for

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Penny Dowie is the niece of artist John Stuart Dowie (1915 - 2008). In 1988 she won first prize in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize competition for a self portrait. As an illustrator she had work included in the travelling exhibition, Alice 125: A Celebration of the World's Favourite Book, 1990 and she has illustrated three books, one for children and two on gardens. In 1988 she was awarded first place in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and in 2017 she won The John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize in Naracoote for The Young Widow.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Penny Dowie from 1994 and in total 54 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 27 (50%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $11,934 for Dressed for the Hunt sold by Elder Fine Art in May 2023. This year 6 works have been offered for sale.

Penny Dowie is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 183
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 121
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 304
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.

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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