Born in Merriwa, Western Australia in 1929, Juniper was taken to England in 1936 where he studied at the Beckenham School of Art in Kent. He returned to Australia in 1949, working as a commercial artist in Sydney and Perth. He began teaching in 1953. In 1967 he formed the Perth Group with Guy Grey-Smith, Brian McKay and Tom Gibbons. Juniper was a painter, illustrator, art teacher, sculptor and printmaker, and designed the coat of arms for the Commonwealth Law Courts in Perth in 1992. He twice won the Helena Rubinstein Prize and won the Wynne Prize in 1976 and 1980. For his services to the arts, he was awarded a WA Week Council's Citizen of the Year award in 1979 and an honorary doctorate from the University of WA in 1984. He received a Member of the Order of Australia honour in 2011 for services to the visual arts.
Bob Juniper is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1971 of 1,187, of which 919 (77%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $112,125 for Burn Off sold by GFL Fine Art in May 2023. This year 31 works have been offered for sale. Works by Bob Juniper are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Art Gallery of NSW and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).
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