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Another Day
Mission Bay - Yarrabah, N.q.
Koala Bears' Home 1967

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Sold 12 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Charles Callins

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Leonard Joel
Sold 3 works for
Mossgreen Auctions
Sold 1 works for
Shapiro Auctioneers
Sold 2 works for

Born in Queensland in 1887, Charles Callins worked for several newspapers in Queensland, served in the Australian Infantry Forces during World War I and began painting with no formal training on his retirement in 1947. A naive painter he usually painted North Queensland subjects and painted until about 1980. He exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne from 1969. His work was included in Raw and Compelling, an exhibition at Swan Hill Regional Gallery in 2005.

The earliest auction listing we have for Charles Callins is in 1983 and in total 20 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 12 (60%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,880 for Late Rainstorm in Cairns sold by Mossgreen Auctions in November 2011. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Charles Callins are held by the National Gallery of Australia and Queensland Art Gallery.

Charles Callins 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 304
  • 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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