Artist's Biography

A painter and sculptor, Pro Hart was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1928.

He was the most famous of Australia’s “Brushmen of the Bush” and started painting when he was seven, illustrating much of his schoolwork, rather than writing it.

Pro Hart studied at Broken Hill Technical School and began painting seriously in the 1950’s.

In addition to being one of Australia’s most famous artists, Pro Hart owned one of Australia’s largest private art collections.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to art in 1976 and has exhibited widely in Australia, Europe, England, United States of America, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Pro Hart’s work is represented in many private collections, international collections, the National Gallery and most of Australia’s State Galleries.

Pro Hart died in March 2006.