Ugo Catani was born in Florence, Italy and studied at the Academy of Art in Florence. He came to Australia in 1885 with Girolamo Nerli and was instrumental in establishing the Australian Artists Association where he exhibited in 1887. He won awards in the painting section at the 1888-89 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, took commissions for portrait paintings and worked as a teacher. He returned to Florence in 1923 and died there in 1943.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Ugo Catani from 1972 and in total 18 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 9 (50%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $155,000 for Collins Street, Rainy Weather sold by Mossgreen Auctions in November 2016. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022. Works by Ugo Catani are held by the National Gallery of Victoria.
Ugo Jacopo Domenico Catani is not listed in any of the standard biographical references listed on our references page.
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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