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date: 08 December 2019

Hart, Pro real name: Kevin Charleslocked

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 30 May 1928, in Broken Hill (New South Wales); died 28 March 2006, in Broken Hill.

Painter, illustrator. Scenes with figures, landscapes, portraits, still-lifes.

Brushmen of the Bush.

Pro Hart grew up on a sheep farm near Broken Hill, then a thriving mining town. In his early twenties he worked in the mines and while he produced a great many sketches of local life and occasionally attended art class, he only began painting full-time at the age of thirty. He earned the nickname "Professor", later shortened to "Pro", due to his propensity for invention. In ...

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