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.
NAMATJIRA , Albert |1902-1959. Ghost gum. Albert Namatjira is one of the pivotal figures of Australian Art. Through his watercolours of Central Australia, he found a way to repair some of the damage long endured by Aboriginal Australia.