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Deck Chairs
Still Life
Rainbow Bay, Tweed Heads - Point Danger

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Born in Uxbridge, England in 1872, Ethel Carrick Fox studied at Slade School, London. In 1905 she married the artist Emanuel Phillips Fox, travelling extensively throughout Europe before coming to Australia in 1908. The couple went back to Paris, but returned to Australia in 1913. During the war she organised art exhibitions to help war funds and the French Red Cross. After her husband's death in 1915, she travelled overseas frequently, but always returned to Australia where she organised further exhibitions. She was an associate of the Salon de la Nationale Beaux Artes and Societaire du Salon d'Automne, Paris.

Ethel Fox 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 788, of which 532 (68%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,464,000 for The Market 1919 sold by Sotheby's in August 2019. In addition to this sale, a further 2 works by this artist have been sold for over $1 million. This year 9 works have been offered for sale. Works by Ethel Fox are held by the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and a further four major public national galleries (see list below).

Ethel Carrick Fox 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 436
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 310
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.

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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