Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

Oscar Namatjira

Born: c. 1922

Deceased: 1991

Language Group: Western Arrernte (Aranda)

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

Medium: Watercolour on Board

Subjects: Landscape - Hermannsburg School, Untitled Landscape

Oscar was born the second son of Albert Namatjira and is older brother to Ewald, both 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.
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
Hermannsburg Art Gallery, NT
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
Art of Aboriginal Australia, touring Canada, Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd, Canada
A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Heritage of Namatjira, Flinders University Art Museum, Bedford Park, SA
Namatjira Ilakakeye, kinship, creativity and the continuing traditions of the Hermannsburg artists, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
Hardy, J., Megaw, JVS. & Megaw, MR.
(1992) The Heritage of Namatjira - The Watercolourists of Central Australia, William Heinemann, Australia
(1997) Database