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Remnants IV, 2006
Strawberry Fields
Nocturnal Flower, 2008

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Born in 1968 in Forestville, New South Wales, Craig Ruddy was awarded Diplomas in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Fashion Illustration in 1988 and began painting full time in 2002. In the following years he lived and worked in Spain, Argentina and Brazil, before settling in Byron Bay, New South Wales. From 2003 he has held regular solo exhibitions in Sydney, and in 2006 in London. Craig Ruddy was the winner of the 2004 Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize for a charcoal drawing of David Gulpilil. This award resulted in a court battle regading whether the winning portrait was a painting or drawing. The judge declared that Ruddy should win the case and that he should keep the prize. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2006, 2011 and 2020 and won the people's Choice Award in 2010. Craig Ruddy died of a Covid-19 complications on 4 January 2022 at his home in the Byron Shire of New South Wales.

The total number of works by Craig Ruddy offered for sale by auction since 2006 is 44, of which 26 (59%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $312,000 for David Gulpilil: Two Worlds sold by Sotheby's in August 2006. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

Craig Ruddy is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • 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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