Gert Sellheim (1901-70) Australia

Biographical Information

Estonian-born Gert Sellheim studied architecture in Germany and Austria before migrating to Australia in 1926.

He worked as an architect for two years and then turned to designing posters. Along with James Northfield and Percy Trompf, Sellheim is considered to be one of the finest artists who designed travel posters in Australia in the 1930s.

In 1939, Sellheim won the Sulman Prize for his interior designs in the Victorian Tourism Bureau at the New York World's Fair.

He is most famous for designing the flying kangaroo logo for Qantas Airlines. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Sunshine and Surf / Australia. Circa 1936
Highest Price:
Sunshine and Surf / Australia. Circa 1936
Poster, 100.25 x 63 cm
Rare and Important Travel Posters (Australian themed lots only), Swann Auction Galleries, New York.
Hammer price, estimate, sale date and lot number will be visible when you subscribe.

Click on a medium below to view all the sales for that medium, or search for a works by the artist that meet a criteria, such as words in the title. You can set criteria for title, size, auction house, price range and date sold.

 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Prints & Graphics1111A$10,016 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

Buying or Selling?  Auction houses and galleries that have dealt in works by Gert Sellheim.

Request a pre-purchase report Next

If you are considering purchasing a work and would like an independent assessment, you can request a pre-purchase report. We will provide a written report Our pre-purchase reports include a phone consultation with our valuer once you have received your report.

Request an online valuation report Next

Get an online price report to find out the value of your artwork. Our art market experts will provide you with a quick and professional assessment of your artwork.

They will analyse the available data and put your artwork into perspective by giving you a price range of comparable works sold at auction by the artist.

.