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Stormy Shoreline, 1950
'Harbour Scene'
The Spit, Middle Harbour

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Works on Paper
Sold 323 works for

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Leonard Joel
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Born in Edinburgh in 1902, Robert Richmond Campbell arrived in Australia in 1916. He began a distinguished career as an art administrator, which tended to overshadow his work as an impressionist watercolourist. Throughout his life he retained a Turneresque vision of land and seascape. In 1962 Campbell organised the exhibition of Australian art for the Tate Gallery in London. He was awarded the OBE the same year. His works are represented in several state and provincial galleries.

Robert Campbell is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1969 of 942, of which 659 (70%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $35,250 for Trafalgar Square sold by Christies in November 2000. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Robert Campbell are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

Robert Campbell 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 307
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 105
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 294
  • 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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