Philip William (Phil) May (1864-1903) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in England in 1864, May became one of the most famous cartoonists and caricaturists of his time. He arrived in Australia in 1886 and worked on the staff of the "Bulletin". May spent less than three years in Australia, but during this time exerted considerable influence on the Australian art world. He shared a studio in Katoomba with Blamire Young before moving to Melbourne. In 1888 he returned to London, becoming a well known figure in Fleet Street. His works are represented in most Australian print collections. He died in 1903. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Beautiful Lady
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Beautiful Lady
Pencil and watercolour, 29 x 11.5 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Works on Paper557A$1,175 N/A
Objects52A$806 N/A

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