Australia 1916 – 1984
Portrait of an Aboriginal man
c.1954 Title Notes: Date derived from stamp on reverse of work.
Place made: Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, paper; watercolour painting in watercolour Support: paper
The intangible heritage of Namatjira-his creative legacy, and his commitment to country-continues in Central Australia through his grandchildren and the descendants of the other Western Aranda artists whom he inspired. Albert Namatjira had been painting for seven years before any of the newer Aranda artists started to gain recognition.(1) key artists of Namatjira's generation included Edwin Pareroultja.
(1) Rex Battarbee, Foreword, Aranda artists: exhibition of paintings, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, 1958[?].
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra