Pro Hart's Dragonflies

Kevin Charles "Pro" Hart (5/30/1928 – 3/28/2006). Australian artist from Broken Hill, New South Wales. Considered father of the Australian Outback painting movement. Widely admired for capturing spirit of the outback. He grew up on family's sheep farm in Menindee, New South Wales. Nicknamed "Professor" (hence "Pro") during younger days, when he worked as an inventor.
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'Dragonfly' (2012) by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa (b.1981). via the artist on Flickr

'Dragonfly' (2012) by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa (b.1981). via the artist on Flickr

Pro Hart, Australian Outback Artist. It is estimated he painted over 70,000 paintings in his lifetime. To prove authenticity of his paintings, he used his own DNA and was the first artist worldwide in 2002 to do so.

Pro Hart, Australian Outback Artist. It is estimated he painted over 70,000 paintings in his lifetime. To prove authenticity of his paintings, he used his own DNA and was the first artist worldwide in 2002 to do so.

Pro Hart, Australian Outback Artist. It is estimated he painted over 70,000 paintings in his lifetime. To prove authenticity of his paintings, he used his own DNA and was the first artist worldwide in 2002 to do so.

Pro Hart, Australian Outback Artist. It is estimated he painted over 70,000 paintings in his lifetime. To prove authenticity of his paintings, he used his own DNA and was the first artist worldwide in 2002 to do so.

Pro Hart, Australian Outback Artist. It is estimated he painted over 70,000 paintings in his lifetime. To prove authenticity of his paintings, he used his own DNA and was the first artist worldwide in 2002 to do so.

Pro Hart, Australian Outback Artist. It is estimated he painted over 70,000 paintings in his lifetime. To prove authenticity of his paintings, he used his own DNA and was the first artist worldwide in 2002 to do so.

Kevin Charles "Pro" Hart (5/30/1928 – 3/28/2006). Australian artist from Broken Hill, New South Wales. Considered father of the Australian Outback painting movement. Widely admired for capturing spirit of the outback. He grew up on family's sheep farm in Menindee, New South Wales. Nicknamed "Professor" (hence "Pro") during younger days, when he worked as an inventor.

Kevin Charles "Pro" Hart (5/30/1928 – 3/28/2006). Australian artist from Broken Hill, New South Wales. Considered father of the Australian Outback painting movement. Widely admired for capturing spirit of the outback. He grew up on family's sheep farm in Menindee, New South Wales. Nicknamed "Professor" (hence "Pro") during younger days, when he worked as an inventor.

Dragonfly in light blue, brown, and white.

Dragonfly in light blue, brown, and white.

Pro Hart, at work

Pro Hart, at work

Dragonfly in sea blues, greens, and tan.

Dragonfly in sea blues, greens, and tan.

Dragonfly in blues, browns, and green.

Dragonfly in blues, browns, and green.

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