Born in Brighton, Victoria in 1878 Harley Griffiths studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne from 1894 to 1899. He exhibited with the N S W Society of Artists from 1907 and his work was included in the exhibition 150 Years of Australian Art in Sydney in 1938. In Sydney, he shared a studio with Max Meldrum and was joint manager, with Julian Ashton and Hardy Wilson, of the Fine Arts Society, Sydney from 1911 to 1914. Painting in oils, his work included landscapes, portraiture, still life and floral studies. A retrospective of his work Harley Griffiths Snr: Works on Paper was shown at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and the McClelland Gallery in 1991.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Harley Griffiths, Senior from 1973 and in total 29 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 24 (83%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,000 for 'Grey Day' sold by Davidson Auctions in December 2021. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2021. Works by Harley Griffiths, Senior are held by the Art Gallery of NSW and Museum Of New Zealand.
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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…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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