Robert Litchfield (Bob) Juniper (1929-2012) Australia

Biographical Information

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. His works are held in numerous collections in Australia, including the Australian National Gallery and Parliament House in Canberra.

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.

he died in his home state in 2012. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

King of the Hill Mine
Highest Price:
King of the Hill Mine
Oil on canvas, 242 x 182 cm
Fine Art, GFL Fine Art, Perth.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings582401A$64,400 A$10,542
Works on Paper4427A$3,900 A$1,329
Prints & Graphics12379A$2,645 A$559
Objects33A$8,250 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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