James Ferries (1875-1951) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in South Australia in 1875, Ferries studied at the South Australian School of Art and at the Slade School, London.

Returning to Australia, he became known for his sensitive portraits of Aboriginal people. He is represented in the South Australian Art Gallery, which purchased a examples of his works, and a further collection of drawings and paintings were donated to the South Australian Museum. He died in 1951. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

River Murray Landscape Above Mannum, South Australia; Portrait of a Gentleman: Double-sided
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River Murray Landscape Above Mannum, South Australia; Portrait of a Gentleman: Double-sided
Oil on canvas, 120 x 76.5 cm
Australian and European Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Christies, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings134A$3,220 N/A
Works on Paper61A$1,725 N/A

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