Hugh David Sawrey (1919-99) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Queensland in 1919, Sawrey had no formal art training. He lived for most of his life in central and western Queensland, but moved to a property near Benalla in Victoria in 1978. His landscapes have become popular throughout Australia, and he exhibited successfully in the USA, England and Japan. Sawrey was the founder and driving force behind the Stockmans Hall of Fame in Longreach. He was awarded a CBE in 1989 for his services to art, and in 1998 was named 'Patron of the Outback' in recognition of his contribution to the Hall of Fame and the outback in general. His works are represented in the Queensland State Gallery and institutional and private collections in Australia and overseas. Hugh Sawrey died in 1999. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Quilty's Men 1972
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Quilty's Men 1972
Oil on canvas on composition board, 137 x 305 cm
Australian & International Paintings, Deutscher~Menzies, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings920506A$105,000 A$10,199
Works on Paper6319A$10,800 A$3,111
Prints & Graphics429A$576 N/A
Objects138A$17,020 N/A

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