Australia 1914 /1918 – 1983
not titled [landscape]
["Hermannsburg" watercolour] c.1951
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, 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 Richard Moketarinja.
(1) Rex Battarbee, Foreword, Aranda artists: exhibition of paintings, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, 1958[?].
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra