John De Burgh Perceval (1923-2000) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Western Australia in 1923, John de Burgh Perceval had no formal art training, but close association with his brother-in-law Arthur Boyd, helped him develop his artistic talents. After the war he spent some years working for the Boyd family's pottery works in Victoria, emerging from this experience as an accomplished ceramic artist. A member of the antipodean group he exhibited in the famed 1959 exhibition. In 1962 he went to London for three years and returned to Australia as the first recipient of a two- year fellowship at the Australian National University, Canberra. Perceval's work is represented at most state and provincial galleries. He died in 2000. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Scudding Swans 1959
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Scudding Swans 1959
Oil and tempera on board, 91 x 122 cm
Australian & International Fine Art, Menzies, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings571439A$690,000 A$66,086
Works on Paper614369A$20,700 A$847
Prints & Graphics6938A$3,525 A$290
Objects15082A$97,600 A$31,623

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