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.

Albert Namatjira painting at Standley Chasm, MacDonnell Ranges in August 1946 His Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duchess Image from Modern Australian Aboriginal Art by Rex Battarbee Angus and Robertson Sydney London 1951

Albert Namatjira painting at Standley Chasm, MacDonnell Ranges in August 1946 His Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duchess Image from Modern Australian Aboriginal Art by Rex Battarbee Angus and Robertson Sydney London 1951

River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in Creek (perhaps Finke River - usually dry), West Macdonnell Ranges, Central Australia, Northern Territory - Albert Namatjira 1902 - 1959 - Google Search

River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) in Creek - West Macdonnell Ranges, Central Australia, Northern Territory - by Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira | aboriginalart11 | This painting was done by Albert Namatjira's grandchildren

Albert Namatjira

Petermann Ranges, by Elton Wirri, photo courtesy of Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre

Albert Namatjira: Palm Valley, C1950

Works on Paper - Albert Namatjira - Page 2 - Australian Art Auction Records

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