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

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