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Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

'Ghost Town,' 1975
'Windsor Landscape,' 1996
'Kingston, Norfolk Island,' 1999

Sales by Medium

Sold 119 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Graeme Inson

Auction Houses

Davidson Auctions
Sold 66 works for
Sold 15 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 10 works for

Born in Cootamundra, N.S.W. in 1923. Graeme Inson studied in Melbourne under Max Meldrum. He is a leading exponent of the methods of the Meldrum school and a regular contributor to Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize. He later became a Fellow of the Royal Art Society and established his own school in Sydney in 1955 and continued conducting art classes at several venues until the 1990s. He held more than 60 solo exhibitions and received commissions for portraits of many public figures.

The total number of works by Graeme Inson offered for sale by auction since 1976 is 165, of which 119 (72%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,800 for 'Street & Car,' 1950 sold by Davidson Auctions in September 2021. This year 31 works have been offered for sale. Works by Graeme Inson are held by the National Portrait Gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Art and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Graeme Inson 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 542
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 336
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • 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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