Saturday, February 27, 2010

Albert Namatijira - Glen Helen Country

Albert Namatjira - Glen Helen Country Australia 45c Stamp Issued 2002
Ngurratjuta Pmara Corporation Collection, Araluen Galleries Alice Springs
Namatjira was a popular Aboriginal artist who painted realistic landscapes in the area in which he lived and worked.   His work was popular with white Australians, so he enjoyed many privileges that were not bestowed upon his own people at the time in which he lived.  He was incarcerated in jail in the latter period of his life for supplying alcohol to another Aboriginal person, and finally ided of a heart attack at a relatively young age.  

Four of Albert Namatjira's works were depicted on stamps in this 2002 series.

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