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It is often said a real test of an artist is the ability to paint horses. Hugh Sawrey, a figurative impressionist painter, was arguably one of the world’s best painters of the horse.
Further, his horses are real horses - work horses, not show ponies, painted from his great love for them after living and working as a stockman and artist in the outback.
Such was his devotion that in 1974 Sawrey was the founder and driving force behind the creation of the Stockman’s Hall of Fame at
Hugh Sawrey was born in Forest Glen,
He painted the Australian bush to show the townsfolk what went on beyond the big city lights. His very personal landscapes depict the character and characters of regional
He once said: “In my paintings and drawings I have tried to be honest and factual above all things, because
On return from active service in World War 2, Sawrey focused increasingly on his art, travelling the outback and recording what he saw and felt, exhibiting successfully in the
He lived for most of his life in central and western