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Past Sales

Death of a Shearer
Aged Theme on an Incidental Palette
The Listeners and Drawing for Sculpture

Sales by Medium

Sold 16 works for
Sold 25 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 4 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Ian Bow

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 31 works for
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Amanda Addams Auctions
Sold 5 works for

Born in Victoria in 1914, Ian Bow studied at the Melbourne Technical College and in Europe from 1950-51. After winning the Archibald Prize for portraiture in 1950, he moved his focus from painting to sculpture. In this field he worked on numerous public commissions, including for the Hamilton Art Gallery, and Capitol House in Melbourne.He was partially blinded as the result of a car accident in 1971 and from 1975 his eysight began to fail.

The total number of works by Ian Bow offered for sale by auction since 1972 is 75, of which 46 (61%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,585 for The Academician sold by Christies in May 2005. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2021. Works by Ian Bow are held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Museum of Art and a further three major public national galleries (see list below).

Ian Bow 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 271
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 69
  • 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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