Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Acupuncture: Reproduction of Thorburn Bird Paintings, 1975-1980
The Moon River 1976
Mountain of the Moon, 1982

Sales by Medium

Sold 33 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 2 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by James Clifford

Auction Houses

Shapiro Auctioneers
Sold 13 works for
Leonard Joel
Sold 2 works for
Sold 12 works for

Born in 1936, James Clifford studied at the Muswellbrook Technical College and at the Orban School and Ogburn School Sydney. Working with oil and acrylics he imitates realism. He held all of his 14 Australian solo exhibitions between 1966 and 1987 at the Watters Gallery, Sydney, and two exhibitions in India in the early 1970s.

The total number of works by James Clifford offered for sale by auction since 1991 is 49, of which 35 (71%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,418 for The Moon River 1976 sold by Leonard Joel in August 2022. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by James Clifford are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia and a further two major public national galleries (see list below).

James Clifford 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 327
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 125
  • 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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