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Biographical entry Namatjira, Albert (Elea) (1902 - 1959)

Born
28 July 1902
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Died
8 August 1959
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Occupation
Artist

Summary

Albert Namatjira is best known for his water colour landscapes of the Macdonnell Ranges and the surrounding region. He became interested in painting when artists Rex Batterbee and John Gardner displayed their landscape paintings of the Macdonnell and James Ranges at Hermannsburg in 1934.

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Books

  • French, Alison, Seeing the Centre : the art of Albert Namatjira, 1902-1959, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, c.2002, 166 pp. Details

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