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Albert Namatjira

Artist
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Net worth 2018: $1.3 Million
Industry: Painters
Residence: Hermannsburg
Country: Australian
BirthDay: 28 July 1902
Sigh: Leo
Died On: August 8, 1959
BIOGRAPHY

Albert Namatjira was bornon 28 July 1902 in Hermannsburg, Australian, is Artist. Albert Namatjira was an Australian painter renowned for his portrayal of Australian bush. He was raised in a mission away from his family where he grew up in accordance to western style. He used to escape from the confines of the mission and explore the Australian bush. He dwelled in the greenery and the mountains of the bush for months. This nurtured artistic aesthetics within him and he sketched the panoramic beauty of the bush in his leisure time. He was acquainted with the western style painting when he attended an exhibition of stalwart painters held at the mission. Later, when one of those painters Rex Battarbee desired to paint the bush, Albert accompanied him and guided him through the bush. This journey proved beneficial for him as Rex gave him lessons on the use of water colours. Owing to the affinity Albert had for painting and the closeness he shared with the bush, he soon emerged as an excellent painter and covered the canvas with resplendent landscapes. He created paintings which had minute details and even the tweaks of trees were carved with perfection. He set a contrast between the background displaying huge mountains which stood in contrast to the beautiful grasslands, trees and flowers. His paintings were highly appreciated by critics as well as viewers

TIMELINE
1959

He suffered a cardiac arrest and was sent to the ‘Alice Springs’ hospitals and on 8th August,1959, he breathed his last at the hospital

1938

His first exhibition was organized in Melbourne in 1938

1936

In 1936, he was Rex Battarbee, one of the painters whose works were exhibited in the mission, revisited the bush to capture the landscape in his canvas

1934

He went back to the mission with his family and in 1934, an exhibition was held at the mission where he encountered western-style painting

1930

During 1930s he created several paintings such as ‘Central Australian Landscape’, ‘Ajantzi Waterhole’ and ‘Red Bluff’

1920

In 1920, when he was eighteen years old, he eloped with Ilkalita and married her

1902

He was born on 28th July, 1902, in Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission, Australia, and named Elea

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