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Where to buy or sell art works by Elizabeth Rooney

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Elizabeth Rooney was born in Sydney in 1929 was an important figure in the revival of printmaking in Sydney in the post-war period. She studied at the East Sydney Technical College in 1949. She was a Foundation member of the Sydney Printmakers Group 1961 that included Henry Salkauskas, Earle Backen and Eva Kubbos, which exhibits annually in Sydney, throughout New South Wales in regional exhibitions and interstate. She was a regular exhibitor with the Contemporary Art Society. Rooney was a teacher at Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre, and the National Art School East Sydney and held six solo exhibitions in Sydney. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Australia, UK, Italy, USA and South East Asia and was awarded the Mosman Print Prize in 1966.

The earliest auction listing we have for Elizabeth Rooney is in 1991 and in total 21 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 13 (62%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $4,400 for Still Life sold by Phillips Auctioneers in September 1996. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2020. Works by Elizabeth Rooney are held by the National Gallery of Australia and Art Gallery of NSW.

Elizabeth Rooney 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 839
  • Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 587
  • Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia. Craftsman House, Sydney, 1991. Page 389
  • Dictionary of Australian Artists Online, an online resource for biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

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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