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Joseph Denham Shearer

 (Born 1928)
Joseph Denham Shearer is active/lives in Scotland.  Joseph Shearer is known for painting.

Biography   Joseph Denham Shearer


Born 1928. This and the following two lots are part of a series of tempera paintings completed before 1968 by Joe Shearer. Originally from Ayr, he worked on some of Walt Disney's blockbuster cartoons before becoming head illustrator for Hanna Barbera, involved with Scooby Doo and the Flintstones. Several YouTube renditions of Tam O'Shanter feature these illustrations and the Shearer series almost certainly inspired Alexander Goudie to paint the more recent series of 54 paintings which were ''saved for the nation'' by Brian Souter and Tom Hunter for a reported £500,000 and then donated to South Ayrshire Art Gallery, Rozelle House, Alloway. Shearer had a passion for the work of Robert Burns and had illustrated books published. His series are   ...  Displaying 750 of 829 characters.

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"When chapmen billies leave the street, And drouthy neibors, neibors meet, As market days are wearing late,"
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