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A fascinating man with an incredible life story, British-born artist Patrick Kilvington was not only a very talented artist, but also an army officer, business man and journalist.
At the end of the war, and before moving to Australia in 1951, Kilvington held the amazing distinction of arresting the German Admiral Doenitz, nominated by Hitler as his successor!
Known for his straight-shooting attitude, disdain for corruption and bureaucracy, and talent for story-telling, Kilvington began painting as a hobby in the late 1940’s and began to paint full time in the early 1970s. He captured with expressive brush strokes the action and spirit of the people in the outback, often with great humour.
This fine quality work “Hand Picked and Matched” depicts the action of magnificent horses and the glory days of the Cobb & Co coaches that provided a lifeblood to rural areas