Albert Namatjira was the first indigenous artist to paint and exhibit professionally in Western style. He painted his country and was both prodigious and successful, producing approximately two thousand pictures and founding a school of painting that continues today.

Albert Namatjira born Elea Namatjira, was a Western Aranda-speaking Aboriginal artist from the western MacDonnell Ranges in Australia. As one of the most prominent Aboriginal artist of the time, he was a pioneer of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.

Ghost gum, Albert NAMATJIRA. Arrarnta people.Namatjira, an Arrernte man, was born on 28th July 1902 near Ntaria (site of the Hermannsburg Mission, about 120 kilometres from Alice Springs). Visiting artist Rex Battarbee first taught him the technique of watercolour painting. In 1936 Battarbee took Namatjira on an eight-week painting tour, giving him the only tuition he was to receive.    cs.nga.gov.au

Ghost Gum by Albert Namatjira, an initiated Western Aranda stock man was tutored to paint with watercolour by Rex Batterbee while he was at the Hermannsburg Mission in the

Blue Haze over James Range by Albert Namatjira

Landmark Australia trees 'torched'

Two ghost gum trees made famous by the work of Aboriginal Australian artist Albert Namatjira are found burnt in a suspected arson attack.

ALBERT NAMATJIRA - SIMPSONS GAP   Australia 1902 - 1959  watercolour on paper board

Simpson Gap in West Macdonnell Ranges, Central Australia, Northern Territory - by Albert Namatjira

(Photo: 'Mt Sonder' by Central Art Aboriginal Watercolour Artist Peter Taylor Tjutatja) Albert Namatjira, an initiated Western Aranda stock man was tutored to paint with watercolour by Rex Batterbee while he was at the Hermannsburg Mission in the 1950’s.

(Photo: 'Mt Sonder' by Central Art Aboriginal Watercolour Artist Peter Taylor Tjutatja) Albert Namatjira, an initiated Western Aranda stock man was tutored to paint with watercolour by Rex Batterbee while he was at the Hermannsburg Mission in the

Albert Namatjira - Elton Wirri Petermann Ranges 2008, Watercolour on acid free paperboard

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