Arthur Streeton was born at Mt Duneed, Vic., 8th May, 1867. While apprenticed as a lithographer to Troedel & Cooper, he studied at night school at the National Gallery of Victoria School from 1882-88, and painted in his spare time at Mentone and Box Hill, and after selling two works, decided to become a full-time artist. One of the founders of the Heidelberg School, Streeton camped with Conder and Roberts at Heidelberg, and participated in the first impressionist exhibition in 1889. and received Honourable Mention at the Salon in 1892, the Gold Medal in 1909 and also Honourable Mention at the Carnegie Institute. Arthur Streeton was official war artist during the First World War.Streeton won the Wynne Prize in 1928 and was knighted in 1937 for his services to art and his country.
Arthur Streeton is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1966 of 2,103, of which 1,558 (74%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $3,068,182 for The Grand Canal sold by Deutscher and Hackett in April 2021. In addition to this sale, a further 8 works by this artist have been sold for over $1 million. This year 20 works have been offered for sale. Works by Arthur Streeton are held by the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and a further seven major public national galleries (see list below).
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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…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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