Eric John Smith (1919-2017) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Victoria in 1919, Eric Smith studied at the Royal Melbourne Technical College. He first came to public notice in 1944 when he entered a self-portrait in the Archibald Prize contest. His figurative painting has modified over the years to an almost abstract- expressionist style. He has won several major awards, including four Blake Prizes. Smith's work is represented in most major state and provincial collections. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Portrait of Leonard Hessing
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Portrait of Leonard Hessing
Oil on board, 167 x 113.7 cm
The Harold E. Mertz Collection, Christies, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings4526A$9,200 A$2,140
Works on Paper40A$170 N/A
Prints & Graphics62A$220 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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