Born in Brisbane in 1934, Liz Cummings studied at the East Sydney Technical College and in Europe. She won the New South Wales Travelling Scholarship in 1958 and lived in Florence for a decade, where she conducted a private art school with her husband, James Barker. On her return to Australia, along with a group of like-minded artists she established an artist's community in Wedderburn, Victoria. In 2017 the third retropective of her "sumptuous paintings of studio interiors and her evocations of the landscape" toured the S. H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney, and three regional New South Wales galleries.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Liz Cummings from 1977 and in total 186 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 152 (82%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $43,200 for Inside the Yellow Room sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in November 2016. This year 4 works have been offered for sale. Works by Liz Cummings are held by the Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia and a further two 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…
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