Charles Firth Pettinger (1897-1989) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Lithgow, New South Wales in 1897, Charles Pettinger gained his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1921 and enjoyed a long and successful career as a doctor, he also pursued a passion for painting and in 1950 enrolled in the Newcastle Art School, where he studied with John Passmore and Paul Beadle. During the 1960s he went on to travel, work and study art in Europe. He held many solo and group shows, both in Newcastle in Sydney, including the 28th anniversary exhibition at Von Bertouch Galleries in Newcastle, which consisted of Nora Heysen's oils, Barbara Tribes's sculptures and Charles Pettinger's watercolours. In the 1960s he also exhibited with the American Watercolour Society in New York. He exhibited widely and won many prizes. His work is represented in institutional and private collections in Australia and overseas. Dr. Charles Pettinger died in 1989. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Beach and Harbour Theme: Winter Morning 1972
Highest Price:
Beach and Harbour Theme: Winter Morning 1972
Oil on canvas board, 54.5 x 75 cm
The Art & Book Sale, Bay East Auctions, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings77A$360 N/A
Works on Paper1613A$300 N/A

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