Jules Pierre (Jan) De Leener was born in 1873 in Belgium and is believed to have arrived in Australia when in his twenties. He was a contemporary of Henri Tebbitt and the two of them had a joint exhibition in Brisbane in 1914. He also worked with Neville Cayley. He was widely known in the Sydney, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas painting coastal and river scenes. He is also believed to have also painted small scenes for pictures in the train carriages of the NSW Government Railways. His works were exhibited in Wagga Wagga with the two artists mentioned above and were also sold by James Lawson in his auctions.
The earliest auction listing we have for Jan De Leener is in 1973 and in total 292 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 172 (59%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,800 for Near Dungong, New South Wales sold by Leonard Joel in July 1988. This year one work has been offered for sale.
Jan De Leener is listed in the following standard biographical references:
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…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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