Harold Frederick (Weaver)(Raokin) Hawkins (1893-1977) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in London in 1893, Hawkins studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, at the Westminster School and the Royal College of Art. After a wound received in World War I rendered his right arm useless, he spent some time learning to paint with his left arm. Adopting the name 'Raokin' he lived in Southern Europe for some years where he painted and produced lino cuts. In 1935 he arrived in Australia via Tahiti and New Zealand becoming a major force in the contemporary art of the 1930s to 1950. He was president of the Contemporary Art Society. He held numerous one-man exhibitions in Australia and Europe, won several awards and is represented in state and provincial collections. Hawkins died in Sydney in 1977 Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Self Portrait, 1923
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Self Portrait, 1923
Oil on canvas, 71 x 51.5 cm
Important Australian and Aboriginal Art incl. The Collections of Amina and Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and Thomas Vroom, Bonhams, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings151109A$122,000 A$22,204
Works on Paper12167A$9,200 A$1,589
Prints & Graphics3111A$2,600 N/A
Objects11A$570 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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