Oscar Namatjira


Born: 1922

Deceased: 1991

Language Group: Western Arrernte (Aranda)

Country: Hermannsburg (Ntaria), West of Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Medium: Watercolour on Board

Subjects: Landscape

Oscar was born the second son of Albert Namatjira and is older brother to Ewald, famous watercolour artists in their own right. He spent his childhood growing up in Hermannsburg and surrounding area.

Oscar began painting in the late 1940's and had finished by around the mid 1970's. His work developed over the years and often depicted landscapes from the Central MacDonnell ranges.