Born in Melbourne in 1943, Les Kossatz has revolutionised the style and designs of stained glass windows. In 1963, while a student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, he experimented with a laminating process to achieve a new tonal variation in the glass. His work was exhibited in the late 1960's in Melbourne and Sydney. Kossatz was commissioned to design and build the stained glass windows for the interdenominational chapel at Monash University in Victoria. He is also a painter and graphic artist. He was a co-founder of the Druckma Press in mid 1976, which printed the works for prominent artists such as George Baldessin, John Robinson, Fred Williams, John Brack, Clifton Pugh, John Olsen and Franz Kempf.
The total number of works by Les Kossatz offered for sale by auction since 1975 is 76, of which 37 (49%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $7,200 for Independent Struggle 1983 sold by Deutscher~Menzies in September 2005. This year 3 works have been offered for sale. Works by Les Kossatz are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).
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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…
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