Born c1938, Tam Ambrose began formal art training in 1950 at the age of 12 with Western Australian watercolourist Leach Barker in Albany. In the late 1950s he left Australia to travel in India, Nepal and Istanbul. After completing national service in the armed forces, he was accepted into the Chelsea School of Fine Arts where he studied impressionist art and won the Shell International Art Prize in 1963. On his return to Australia, he worked and travelled in the north west, including Mount Magnet, Port Hedland, Broome and Fitzroy Crossing, painting views of the outback with oils on canvas or in watercolour on paper. His later landscapes have been influenced by Rottnest Island, Cottesloe Beach and Fremantle.
In our database, 25 works by Tam Ambrose are listed as being offered for sale, the earliest in 1991, of which 21 (84%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,530 for Fremantle Fisherman's Harbour sold by GFL Fine Art in August 2022. This year 2 works have been offered for sale.
Tam Ambrose is not listed in any of the standard biographical references listed on our references page.
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…
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