Sydney watercolourist and sculptor George Hirst was active between about 1900 and 1930. He studied at the East Sydney Technical College under Lucien Henry and the Art Society of New South Wales. He exhibited with the Society of Artists and the Art Society of New South Wales in the early 1900s. He was the first sculptor to be awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales Wynne Prize in 1907 and he won again in 1923 Hirst's work was exhibited in the Early Australian Sculpture exhibition at the Ballarat fine Art Gallery in 1977.
We have records of art auction sales by George Hirst from 1976 and in total 26 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 13 (50%) were sold. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2018. Works by George Hirst are held by the Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.
George William Launcelot Hirst is listed in the following standard biographical references: