Rolf Harris Limited Edition

June 30, 2011 on 6:18 pm | In Rolf Harris | 1 Comment

The release of the first ever collection of Rolf Harris Prints, well, the first Rolf Harris Limited Edition prints, was eagerly anticipated by his many many thousands of fans, even though Rolf Harris at the time wasn’t particularly well known as a serious artist. Generations of people in the UK had grown up watching him paint his huge Australian paintings on TV with house paint and a big brush and bucket, but these were seen more as visual trickery and entertainment than as art…the famous line of course being ‘can you tell what it is yet?’…

… He was famous, and universally loved, but as an entertainer above all, his vast and many-faceted career having included the release of thirty or so albums, an appearance at Glastonbury, and a pretty constant TV presence since his arrival in the UK from Australia in the 60s.

What his public weren’t really aware of was the fact that Rolf was always an artist. As a child his one ambition was to paint pictures. In fact he initially came to England, not to pursue a glittering media career, but to learn to paint.

He attended Kennington Art Schools for a time, but it was only a chance meeting with fellow Australian and impressionist painter Hayward Veal that gave him real impetus. Rolf studied with Hayward for a time, and has painted in an impressionist style ever since.

Rolf Harris has never stopped painting in all of the intervening years, and his practised ease and expertise is clear to see in his work. As that first collection of Rolf Harris Prints showed, he is a man in full control of his artistic powers.

Those first prints sold very quickly to Rolf’s fans, and as he returned his focus to painting, presenting a TV program Rolf on Art, his popularity and the public’s awareness of him as a painter grew. Rolf Harrisoriginalpaintings have sky rocketed in value over the past few years and are now in high demand, this feed the market for Rolf Harris Limited Edition Prints which are now highly collectible, and vastly popular, the best thing about them being the revelation that Rolf really can paint!

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  1. These prints are wonderful. Rolf is an amazing artist. These animal prints remind me of the Lladro animal figurines. I am very impressed with Rolf!

    Comment by KKimmy — December 26, 2011 #

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