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Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

'Gentleman George'
'Delving the Bore Drain, Burren Junction, NSW'
'Parry with Posh and Portley - Harrowing the Potato Patch'

Sales by Medium

Sold 32 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by John Cornwell

Auction Houses

Sold 18 works for
Davidson Auctions
Sold 8 works for
Barsby Auctions
Sold 6 works for

John Cornwell, was born in 1930 and raised in Sydney. He is a modern traditional painter in oil, of mostly rural subjects, as well as a sculptor. He studied at the National Art School in Sydney and worked as a commercial artist in his screenprinting business. He became a full time artist in 1970. In In the early 1980s he spent several years working in Central Australia. His work has been reproduced as prints and decorative plates. His best-known work is the bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' ship's cat 'Trim', purchased through public donations, and installed outside the Mitchell Library in Sydney in 1996.Since his first solo show in 1973 he has held over 36 one-man exhibitions.

Our database records art auction sales of works by John Cornwell from 1982 and in total 46 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 32 (70%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

John Cornwell is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 140
  • 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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