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Past Sales

The Antarctic Vista
Model Resting. 1978
'Leanne - Nude with Cape'

Sales by Medium

Sold 48 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 73 works for
Prints & Graphics
Sold 10 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Edward Heffernan

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 91 works for
Amanda Addams Auctions
Sold 5 works for
Elder Fine Art
Sold 2 works for

Born in Victoria in 1912, Heffernan studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne. Well known as a painter and teacher, he taught at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Gordon Institute of Technology in Geelong. His works are represented in the National Gallery of Victoria and the Geelong Gallery.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Edward Heffernan from 1973 and in total 197 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 131 (66%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,680 for Still Life sold by Leonard Joel in September 2017. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Edward Heffernan are held by the Geelong Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

Edward Heffernan 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 508
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 301
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 321
  • 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.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 610,000 works by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand, and an additional 36,000 foreign and other artists, offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand from the early 1970s to the present day.

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