Born in Sydney in 1920, James Carson Coleman studied at Sydney Art School, racing bicycles to earn prize money so he could pay for his art tuition. In the 1960s, he travelled to Western Australia so he could paint the Australian outback, living out of a caravan with his second wife Margaret and their four children. Paintings were sold to station owners, whose landscapes he had painted. He was a member of the Royal Art Society..
The earliest auction listing we have for James Coleman is in 1976 and in total 50 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 35 (70%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023.
James Carson Coleman 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…
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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