Danila Ivanovich Vassilieff (1897-1958) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Russia in 1897, Vassilieff received no formal art training. Before coming to Australia in 1923 he was a Cossack soldier in the White Russian Army. For the next 13 years he travelled and exhibited widely overseas. Returning to Australia in 1936 he settled in Victoria, where he taught painting and sculpture. He is best known for his modern-primitive street scenes, usually of Surry Hills in Sydney or Fitzroy in Melbourne. He died in 1958. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Conventional Madonna (1951)
Highest Price:
Conventional Madonna (1951)
Marble, 30 cm high
Australian, International & Aboriginal Fine Art, Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings208166A$73,200 A$20,577
Works on Paper247187A$28,676 A$1,113
Objects4037A$96,000 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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