Alfred J. Coffey (1869-1950) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Ireland in 1869, Coffey studied at the Royal Art Society School, Sydney. In 1897 Julian Ashton resigned from this school to open his own. Coffey went with him. Coffey later taught at the University of Sydney and the East Sydney Technical College. In 1900 he was the official Australian representative at the International Art Congress at Dresden. For a time he also painted in the East Indies. Coffey's work is represented in the Sydney and Adelaide state galleries. He died in 1950. Edit or add to this biography

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A Veil of Bushfire Smoke, 1918
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A Veil of Bushfire Smoke, 1918
Oil on canvas, 100 x 152 cm
Australian & International Fine Art, Menzies, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings12527A$27,000 A$3,921
Works on Paper468A$5,795 N/A
Prints & Graphics407A$1,000 N/A

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