Hart, Pro real name: Kevin Charles
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 ...