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.

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.

Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira. His watercolour of Australian outback landscapes were of the Hermannsburg School, a predominantly western style which departed from the highly symbolic style of traditional Aboriginal art. In 1957 he was the first Northern Territory Aboriginal to be freed from ward of the State status and the first Aboriginal to be granted Australian citizenship which entitled him to vote. He was the first named Aboriginal person to be honoured on an Australian postage…

Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira. His watercolour of Australian outback landscapes were of the Hermannsburg School, a predominantly western style which departed from the highly symbolic style of traditional Aboriginal art. In 1957 he was the first Northern Territory Aboriginal to be freed from ward of the State status and the first Aboriginal to be granted Australian citizenship which entitled him to vote. He was the first named Aboriginal person to be honoured on an Australian postage…

Ghost Gums, Central Australia, Northern Territory - Albert Namatjira

Ghost Gums, Central Australia, Northern Territory - Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira in 1954.  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.

Albert Namatjira in 1954. 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.


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Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs by Ern McQuillan | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Namatjira

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs by Ern McQuillan | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Namatjira

Albert Namatjira - Ghost Gum c 1953  I remember we had this on our wall at school!

Albert Namatjira - Ghost Gum c 1953 I remember we had this on our wall at school!

Albert Namatjira Kwariitnama (Organ Pipes) c.1945-53 watercolour over pencil on paper Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation

Albert Namatjira Kwariitnama (Organ Pipes) c.1945-53 watercolour over pencil on paper Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation

Albert Namatjira Ghost gum, Glen Helen c.1945-49 watercolour over pencil on paper Private collection Melbourne

Albert Namatjira Ghost gum, Glen Helen c.1945-49 watercolour over pencil on paper Private collection Melbourne

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~*~*~Albert Manatjira painter of"ghose gum", 1953~*~*~ 6d95894359f7f5482d251ad7bfa43812.jpg 343×500 pixels

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