Elton Wirri, ‘Petermann Ranges’ 2012, watercolour on paper. Araluen Art Collection // The Namatjira Project includes watercolours in the tradition of Albert Namatjira, painted by his descendents, with a thematic focus on the artists’ country and the country Albert used to paint. The landscapes depict the vast beauty and diversity of Western Aranda Country, including the West McDonnell Ranges, Haasts Bluff, Palm Valley and many other important places.
Mount Hermannsburg by Albert Namatjira. Namitjira was an Australian Aboriginal artist (1902-1959) who was capable of being a great visual poet when depicting the desert country of central Australia. Every mountain, every valley held for him the stories of his ancestors and his love for the land is evident in his work. This watercolor probably dates from the 1950's
Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, near Alice Springs in 1950. Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira (1902–1959) is arguably Australia's best known Aboriginal painter. He is known for watercolours of desert landscapes rather than the symbolic style of traditional Aboriginal art. His paintings also depict Ghost Gums that were to be listed as heritage sites in Alice Springs, but these trees have now been burnt down.
ABORIGINAL Albert Namatjira Australia Crest Artist born on 28th July, 1902 in the Northern Territory. In the 1930s he began painting the landscape of central Australia in watercolour. He was tutored by Tex Battarbee during the 30s. Albert Namatjira In Melbourne 1938, at his first exhibition, all 41 paintings on display were sold. Namatjira died in 1959.
Albert Namatjira, Ghost Gum and Ranges, circa 1950's, 17 x 80.5 cm. (tip to tip), watercolour on woomera, signed "Albert Namatjira" lower right and inscribed "Aboriginal Handcraft, Hermannsburg Central Australia" verso