William Frederick (Will) Longstaff (1879-1953) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Ballarat in 1879, Will Longstaff, a cousin of Sir John Longstaff, began painting while serving in the Boer War.

During World War I he was appointed an official war artist with the AIF, and after the war painted a series of pictures for the Australian National War Museum.

His work is represented in several public collections in Australia.

He died in England in 1953. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

'The Rearguard (The Spirit of Anzac)'
Highest Price:
'The Rearguard (The Spirit of Anzac)'
Oil on canvas, 136 x 270 cm
The Owston Collection - Day 1, Sydney (Art Only), Bonhams, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings13138A$72,000 A$7,967
Works on Paper499A$2,341 N/A
Prints & Graphics83A$1,323 N/A

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