W. R. Thrasher

Artist Information

W. R. Thrasher

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.

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