Born in England in 1936, John Firth studied at the London Art College, served with the army in Northern Ireland and studied at the Belfast College of Technology, before arriving in Melbourne in 1964. Known as a landscape painter, portraitist and teacher, Firth has exhibited with the Victorian Artists Society, Australian Guild of Realist Artists, and at the Waterfall Gallery, Melbourne.
The earliest auction listing we have for John Firth is in 1988 and in total 28 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 21 (75%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,595 for Heading Home sold by Elder Fine Art in September 2023. This year one work has been offered for sale.
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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…
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.