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AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL PAINTING ARTIST EWALD NAMITJIRA

Code:
 1 -111
Category:
 Artwork
Condition
 SOLD
Price ($AU):
 495.00
Qty:
 1
Circa:
 c####
Size:
 Frame is 20 x 17". Artwork is 14 x 10.5"

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

ARTIST EWALD NAMITJIRA (1930-1984) ALBERT NAMITJIRA Son.

Hermannsburg School

Ewald Namatjira was born the third son of Albert and Rubina on the 11th July 1930. As a young child Ewald  would often complain of ill health and was subsequently allowed to spend more time at home or on painting trips with his father. Ewald took up painting in 1947. His first work surprised Paster Albrecht who had thought Ewald to have little artistic ability. Rex Batterbee noted that Ewald showed a lot of ability and originality in his early artwork and credited it for his atmospheric and decorative qualities. This is specially evident in his early works in which his landscapes display interesting patterns and design qualities. In July 1949, at the age of 19. Ewald was involved in a hunting accident with a rifle which caused the loss of sight in his right eye. Ewald recovered from the injury and continued to paint but to some degree it altered his abilities and the direction of his style. In some of Ewalds later work the landscape has a slanted appearance. One of his strengths was his colouration where he employed deep reds, purples, ochres and vivid golds. Language Group: Western Arrernte. Skin: Peltharre.

CONDITION: - Nicely framed probably original, with non-reflective glass. Painting does not to appear to be faded and still has vived colours.

SIZE: - Frame is 20 x 17 inches. Artwork is 14 x 10.5 inches.

SIGNED: - Ewald Namatjira lower left.

AUSTRALIAN VIEWERS: - Please note this magnificent FRAMED NAMITJIRA Australian Aboriginal GREAT, has been on display at the BENDIGO POTTERY - EPSOM - Stall 28.