Michael Smither - Cris Cricket meets Buzzy Bee

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Master artist Michael D Smither CNZM.

Michael has been painting for over 55 years and is renown as one of our most recognized master painters in New Zealand and his paintings are held in numerable public collections including Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa Tongawera Museum of New Zealand and prominent private collections

Lion Rock Online is delighted to promote this screenprint adapted from Michael's original painting in 1967

2011 Screenprint Edition of 65

Size 470 * 580

While we do not know the exact date that Cris Cricket was first created, we do know he was also the child of Buzzy Bee's creator, Maurice Scheslinger.  First reports of Cris Cricket being sold in New Zealand date from the late 1940s and early 1950s.  

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