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Harbour Scene
'Government House and Botanical Gardens, Sydney,' 1923
'Government House and Botanical Gardens, Sydney,' 1923

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Born in New Zealand in 1883, Collins studied briefly in New Zealand and qualified as an art teacher in England prior to his arrival in Australia in 1905. He taught in New South Wales secondary schools until 1915 when he joined the firm of Smith and Julius. Principally a landscape painter, he also conducted a children's radio programme until his death in Sydney in 1951.

In our database, 79 works by Albert Collins are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1974, of which 44 (56%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,300 for Dawes Battery sold by Sotheby's in May 1990. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Albert Collins are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Albert Collins 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 335
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 297
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • 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…

No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.

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