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Biddding on this Billie Thomas Original 'After Summer Shearers' 86'

Listed Australian Artist Billie Thomas (1920 - 2012)

Titled "'After Summer Shearers' " 1986.

This is a Oil Painting on Canvas Board.

The painting is clean and has no repairs or damage. The frame is good condition.

The provenance is attached to the back wall paper by the artist with his stamp on the paper and the label.

frame size 300mmx 260mm
painting size 190mmx 145mm

History of artist:
Billy Thomas was born c. 1920 near Bililuna, WA.
He first saw Gadia (white people) as a young boy when he was cooking goanna, and a stockman rode up to him on a horse and offered him an apple.
As a young man Billy worked as a stockman, droving cattle along
the Canning Stock Route. During WWII, Billy moved to Derby to work as a Police Tracker.

One incident saw him shot in the leg at Roogoony (Crocodile Creek), near Turkey Creek, and he has walked with a limp ever since. Billy eventually left the Police service to resume his stock work, and remained a drover for many years before retiring to Mud Springs Aboriginal Community near Kununurra. Billy only began painting officially in 1995, for Waringarri Arts.

we have only one other of his paintings - check our listings

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  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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