William (King Billy) Barak (c1824-1903) Australia (Aboriginal)

Biographical Information

Born in Victoria in 1824, William Barak was an Aboriginal artist who painted in ochre and charcoal. A spokesman for the Aboriginal community, several of his works were published in the late 1890s. He died in 1903. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Ceremony, 1897
Highest Price:
Ceremony, 1897
Pencil, earth pigments, charcoal and ink on paper, 41.5 x 54 cm
Important Australian and Aboriginal Art incl. The Collections of Amina and Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and Thomas Vroom, Bonhams, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings22A$504,000 N/A
Works on Paper129A$512,400 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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