South Australian-born painter and teacher, Elizabeth Caroline Armstrong (1860-1930) first studied at the South Australian School of Art, Adelaide, with German trained artist and teacher Louis Tannert (c1833-c1909) and the South Kensington trained Head of School, Harry Pelling Gill (1855-1916). Government records show that in 1889 Elizabeth C. Armstrong gained the South Kensington Certificate which signified that they were now teachers of art and design as well as artists in their own right. Armstrong then went to London and studied at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington. Shortly after her return to Adelaide, she was appointed to the position of Painting Mistress at the School of Art in 1893, thus becoming the first female teacher ever appointed to an Australian art school.
We have records of art auction sales by Elizabeth Armstrong from 2005 and in total 12 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 7 (58%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,068 for Waratahs sold by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers in April 2005. This year one work has been offered for sale. Works by Elizabeth Armstrong are held by the Art Gallery of South Australia.
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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…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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