John Coburn (1925-2006) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Queensland in 1925, Coburn studied painting at East Sydney Technical College where he later taught. His painting may be described as tonal abstract expressionist. There is a strong religious theme throughout his work. He has been awarded various Australian art prizes, including the Blake Prize in 1960 and 1977 (as co-winner). His work is represented in several state galleries and in the Newcastle Gallery. John Coburn died in 2006. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Transfiguration, 1979
Highest Price:
Transfiguration, 1979
Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 170 x 200 cm
Fine Australian & International Art, Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings468324A$192,000 A$16,880
Works on Paper448313A$31,200 A$3,168
Prints & Graphics1,013523A$28,800 A$1,162
Photographs11A$6,960 N/A
Objects4536A$66,000 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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