Peter Charles Roderick Purves Smith (1912-49) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Victoria in 1912, Peter Purves-Smith studied at the Grosvenor School, London, the George Bell School, Melbourne, and in Paris. A contemporary and friend of Sir Russell Drysdale, he served in Burma and West Africa during World War II. Invalided from the army in 1946, he settled in Melbourne where he died in 1949. His works are represented in the National Collection, Canberra, in most state galleries and in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Burke and Wills 1937
Highest Price:
Burke and Wills 1937
Oil on canvas, 54 x 41 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, Deutscher~Menzies, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings109A$74,000 N/A
Works on Paper1510A$42,300 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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