George O'Brien (1821-88) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Ireland in 1821, George O'Brien arrived in Australia in 1839. An artist and architect, he was noted for his watercolour paintings of Melbourne and its environs.

In 1863 he migrated to New Zealand and settled in Dunedin, exhibiting with the Otago Art Society's first exhibition in 1876.

He died in 1888.

His work is represented in the Mitchell Library in Sydney, Te Papa Museum and Hocken Library. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

A Flour Mill at Mosgiel
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A Flour Mill at Mosgiel
Watercolour, 40 x 31 cm (oval)
The New Zealand Collection of Dr. Neville Hogg, Mossgreen-Webb's (formerly Webb's), Auckland.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Works on Paper4030A$36,960 N/A

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