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).
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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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