Clifton Ernest Pugh (1924-90) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Melbourne in 1924, Pugh studied at the Melbourne National Gallery under William Dargie from 1947 to 1950. He spent the next four years living in the bush, developing a style of portraiture based on informality and empathy with the sitter. His reputation as a portrait painter grew, culminating in his winning the Archibald Prize in 1965, 1971 and again in 1972 with his portrait of Gough Whitlam. Pugh's expressionistic, firmly designed landscapes are also widely acclaimed. His work is represented in most state and provincial galleries. Clifton Pugh died in 1990. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

A Feral Cat 1957
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A Feral Cat 1957
Oil on compostion board, 91 x 137 cm
Fine Australian & International Art, Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings577383A$104,400 A$11,742
Works on Paper301123A$22,800 A$1,847
Prints & Graphics392144A$2,640 A$387
Objects51A$9,560 N/A

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