Born in Lamar County in Texas, William Thrasher was a farm boy. He had aspirations to paint and spent all of his extra money on brushes and canvas. The death of his father during the Depression forced the sale of the farm and all the family possessions. The first items sold, and the most in demand, were his paintings. This gave him the encouragement to pursue a career in art.
Thrasher painted what he knew, the Texas landscape, farm scenes, and wildlife of the state.
Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ‘Texas Farmland with Bluebonnets’ sold at Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas ‘Texas Art Signature Auction ‘ in 2013 for $53,131.