Hugh Sawry ” Fossicking on the Palmer Cape York Peninsula North Queensland”
- Hugh Sawry “Fossicking on the Palmer Cape York Peninsula North Queensland”
- Original Oil on Canvas
- Signature bottom left hand corner
- Hugh Sawrey was born in Forest Glen, Queensland, in 1919. He had no formal art training, but after a day of droving cattle, painted at night around the camp fire.
- His very personal landscapes depict the character and characters of regional Australia, often examining the spirit of mateship with great honesty.
- He once said: “In my paintings and drawings I have tried to be honest and factual above all things, because Australia is an honest land.”On return from active service in World War 2, Sawrey focused increasingly on his art, travelling the outback and recording what he saw and felt, exhibiting successfully in the USA, England and Japan.
- He lived for most of his life in central and western Queensland, but moved to a Victorian property in 1978. He was awarded a CBE in 1989 for his services to art and died in 1999, much appreciated for his representations of outback life.
- Actual size of Painting 340mm x 295mm without frame
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