James Swinton Diston (1857-1940) Australia

Biographical Information

James Swinton Diston was born in Leven, Scotland, in 1857.

He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and became an enthusiastic water-colourist. Much of his work was exhibited in Royal Academy and Royal Scottish Academy shows.

He migrated to Australia in 1886.

In the early 1900s he exhibited widely, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Launceston and Broken Hill, and was a well-known art gallery guide and lecturer. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

The City of Adelaide
Highest Price:
The City of Adelaide
Oil on board, 44.5 x 62 cm
Fine Australian Paintings and Drawings, Sotheby's, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings549A$3,000 N/A
Works on Paper23325A$1,980 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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