Kevin Charles (Pro) Hart (1928-2006) Australia

Biographical Information

Kevin Charles (Pro) Hart is Australia's. best known and most sought after artist of recent times.

He was born in Broken Hill, NSW, in 1928 and raised on the family's sheep property "Larioona".

He is completely self-taught, and was discovered by Kim Bonython in 1960 after which he held his first solo exhibition at the famous Bonython Galleries in North Adelaide.

This proved a resounding success, being an entire sell-out.

His nickname "Pro" is short for Professor because of his constant dabbling in inventions.

In 1973 he illustrated Poems of Henry Lawson and in 1974 Poems of Banjo Patterson for the Paul Hamlyn Group.

Combined sales exceeded 100,000 copies.

In 1976 his illustrated biography The Art of Pro Hart was published, and in the same year received the prestigious M.B.E. for his Service to Art and Culture.

His work is represented around the world and continues to be most sought after by investors and collectors alike.

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Market Information

The Banjo Patterson Mural (5)
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The Banjo Patterson Mural (5)
Oil on board, 90 x 120 cm each
Australian, International & Contemporary Art, Christies, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings4,9672,919A$99,875 A$3,654
Works on Paper14268A$8,030 A$906
Prints & Graphics414149A$14,950 A$321
Photographs20A$247 N/A
Objects14496A$4,945 A$923

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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