Thomas Dean (1857-1947) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Staffordshire, England in 1857, Thoman Dean arrived in Australia in 1877, which became his home for the rest of his life.

Dean lived in Kogarah for most of his life, and worked as a fettler for the New South Wales Railways until he retired in the early 1920s, but still managed to produce a large number of paintings during that period.

An amateur painter, he was a member of the Art Society (Sydney) later to become the Royal Art Society of New South Wales where he exhibited from 1893 to 1935. his work was included in a folio of paintings presented to the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York in 1901.

After retiring, Dean devoted his time to art, and was still painting to the time of his death, at the age of ninety in 1947..

After his death, a large quantity of his works were found in a garage in the 1980's. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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On the Beach Manly
Oil on canvas, 45 x 75 cm
Spring Auction, Gregsons, Perth.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings12024A$10,175 N/A
Works on Paper20A$240 N/A

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