Works in the database
Works with images
Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

(Government House, Melbourne)
(Death on the Battlefield)
'Den's Old Home, Toolangi 1914'

Sales by Medium

Works on Paper
Sold 31 works for
Sold 17 works for
Prints & Graphics
Sold 6 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Hal Gye

Auction Houses

Leonard Joel
Sold 42 works for
Leski Auctions Pty. Ltd
Sold 5 works for
GFL Fine Art
Sold 1 works for

Born in NSW in 1888, Gye studied in Melbourne. He is best remembered as an illustrator and painter. He was a cartoonist for the 'Bulletin' for many years, and also illustrated several books; among them, 'Songs of a Sentimental Bloke' by C.J. Dennis.

In our database, 70 works by Hal Gye are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1975, of which 54 (77%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,800 for The Sentimental Bloke sold by Leonard Joel in April 1988. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Hal Gye are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Geelong Gallery and Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Hal Gye 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 488
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 318
  • 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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