Ronald George Harbeck was born in Trafalgar, Victoria, on 15 January 1921. He attended Yallourn Technical School and trained as a mechanic. From November 1941 he served in the RAAF, as a Wireless Air Gunner in Bristol Beaufighters. After discharge from the RAAF in June 1947, Ron studied art at the Swinburne Technical College, Melbourne, before embarking on a career in the commercial art industry. After retirement from business and the death, after a long illness, of his wife in January 1984, Ron resumed his interest in fine art, producing a series of screenprints at the innovative Larry Rawlings Fine Art Print Workshop in North Fitzroy, Victoria. In 2008 with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, the National Gallery of Australia purchased a collection of 18 of Ron’s work between 1984 and 1989, as printer’s proofs in celebration of the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th Anniversary.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Ron Harbeck from 1994 and in total 16 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 13 (81%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2018.
Ronald George (Ron) Harbeck 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…
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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