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Lizzy Jackson, Jasper Prachek, Kate Jackson, Matt Wood, John Paul Cooke, Dennis Middleton, Trevor Neal, Lynne Wilkinson, David Renshaw, Nigel Cooke, and Stuart Dunn. and highly collectable and desirable artists: Sir Peter Blake, Leonard Rosoman, Carel Weight, Bruce Mclean, Alexander Millar, Jack Vettriano, and L. S. Lowry.


4 April 2014

Rolf Harris CBE : Tessa through the Blue Gums - Rolf Harris

Available from our gallery or here online

Rolf Harris was born in Perth, Western Australia, Harris was a champion
swimmer before studying art. He moved to England in 1952, where he
started to appear on television programmes on which he drew the
characters. Rolf Harris also began a musical career initially with the
piano accordian. He wrote some famous songs, and when performing in
Canada he introduced his popular routine Jake the Peg. He often uses
unusual instruments in his performances: he plays the digdgeridoo, has
been credited with the invention of the wobble board, a rhythmic
percussion instrument, and was associated with the Stylophone, a small
electronic keyboard instrument.

Acknowledged as a genuine modern master and hailed as the country’s best–loved
artist, Rolf Harris has been awarded the CBE and has won many accolades
both for his artwork and for his contribution to the entertainment

Rolf Harris's versatile talents have won him immense popularity on gallery
walls and even on stage at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.

Always a huge favourite on television, his BBC1 series Rolf on Art gained the
highest ever viewing figures for a programme on the visual arts, topping
all previous programmes by over six million viewers.

In 1992 Rolf Harris was named the world’s most famous artist in a massive
poll conducted by the London artMart and last year his enduring
popularity was underlined by a survey - What the British Really Thinks
About Art Today - published in the Daily Telegraph, in which he featured
ahead of Damian Hirst.

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