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Untitled - Windswept Coastal Scene
Boat in Harbour, Tasmania, 1983

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Where to buy or sell art works by Harald Vike

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Born in Norway in 1906, Harald Vike, a self-taught artist, was previously a fisherman and sailor. Before settling in Perth, Western Australia in 1929. He studied with George Pitt Morison until 1941 when he moved to Melbourne. There, he worked as a scenic artist and set-builder in theatre and television. After World War II, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, returning to Perth in 1986. Vike held fifteen solo exhibitions between 1937 and 1977, and participated in many group exhibitions until his death.

Harald Vike is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1973 of 996, of which 648 (65%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $31,200 for Self Portrait, c. 1944 sold by Deutscher and Hackett in April 2009. This year 19 works have been offered for sale. Works by Harald Vike are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Harald Vike 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 987
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 376
  • 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.

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