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).
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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…
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.