ART - Albert Namatjira

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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 Gums, Central Australia, Northern Territory - Albert Namatjira

Ghost Gums, Central Australia, Northern Territory - Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira's painting of the McDonnell Ranges, 1950.

Albert Namatjira's painting of the McDonnell Ranges, He painted the Ghost Gums in alice Springs, which were to be heritage listed, but have since been burnt down.

Near Palm Valley, West Macdonnell Ranges, Central Australia, Northern Territory - by Albert Namatjira

Near Palm Valley, West Macdonnell Ranges, Central Australia, Northern Territory - by Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira, Spinifex Ridge Near Wallace Rockhole, watercolour on paper, signed lower right, 37 x 26cm

Albert Namatjira, Spinifex Ridge Near Wallace Rockhole, watercolour on paper, signed lower right, 37 x


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