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Portrait of a woman
Portrait of a woman

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Where to buy or sell art works by Joe Rose

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Colville Auctions Pty. Ltd.
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Gibson's Auctioneers & Valuers
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Born in Germany in 1915, Rose arrived in Australia in 1957. During World War II he escaped from a German concentration camp, fled to Britain and later served in the British army. His paintings reflect the influence of the German Expressionists and often have dark morbid themes. He was a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize in 1962 and 1963 and exhibted in the Wynne, Sulman, Blake, and Robin Hood prizes. He established his own art school in Sydney in 1966. Commercially he exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, including Macquarie Galleries, and in Melbourne, London, Paris, and New York. He won numerous prizes at Art shows thoughout New South Wales in the 1960s. In 1971 he moved to London, and was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.), returning to Hobart in 1990.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Joe Rose from 1973 and in total 95 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 56 (59%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,080 for Unruffled sold by Colville Auctions Pty. Ltd. in May 2023. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.

Joe Rose is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McCulloch, Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch, Emily McCulloch-Childs. The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. 4th Edition, Aus Art Melbourne & The Miegunyah Press, 2006. Page 840
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 588
  • Campbell, Jean. Australian Watercolour Painters: 1780 to the Present Day. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1989. Page 361

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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