http://www.ralphtraffordwalker.com/ In 2018, 98% of his work and my mother’s was destroyed in a fire which guttered a storage facility at Brookvale in Sydney. In the fire were 10,000 paintings and drawings, 1,000 terracotta sculptures which he’d fired himself. He sculpted and cast the dioramas in the Canberra War Memorial out of lead and got lead poisoning and became reclusive and worked tirelessly devoted to his art for 60 years! He was lauded as Australia’s art treasure who never squandered his time and shunned the spotlight he so deserved. My mother, Edith Jean Walker wrote with her sister Betty Maloney several books on Designing Australian Bush Gardens which pioneered the Bush Garden movement in Australia and showed people that the Aust bush is beautiful. Edith also lost 9 original manuscripts, dozens of amazing ceramic pots and portrait heads, bush drawings for landscape garden design and other, and letters from wonderful people from all over the world. On yesterdays prices the combined collection was worth over 13 million. None of the work was insured adequately. Its value to Australian Art beyond measure….