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Albert Namatjira

1902 - 1959

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Albert Namatjira (pronounced [namacɪra]; born Elea Namatjira; 28 July 1902 – 8 August 1959) was an Arrernte painter from the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia, widely considered one of the most notable Australian artists. As a pioneer of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, he was arguably one of the most famous Indigenous Australians of his generation. He was the first Aboriginal artist to receive popularity from a wide Australian audience.A member of the Western Arrernte people, Namatjira was born and raised at the remote Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission, 126 km west-southwest from Alice Springs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Namatjira has received more than 694,828 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Albert Namatjira is the 1,433rd most popular painter (down from 1,231st in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Australia (down from 133rd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Painter.

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Among painters, Albert Namatjira ranks 1,433 out of 1,421Before him are John Hoppner, Amélie Lundahl, Miklós Barabás, Leonardus Nardus, Josef Mánes, and Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro. After him are Ogata Kenzan, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, Mikayil Abdullayev, John Baldessari, Karl Bodmer, and Maxime Maufra.

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Among people born in 1902, Albert Namatjira ranks 197Before him are Henri Saint Cyr, Dirk Brouwer, Ferenc Hirzer, David Arellano, Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishchev, and Milman Parry. After him are Carlos Spadaro, Moe Berg, Carlos Schneeberger, Lūcija Garūta, Curt Siodmak, and Emeric Pressburger. Among people deceased in 1959, Albert Namatjira ranks 123Before him are Erhard Schmidt, Kathryn Adams, Lou Costello, Alexander Rueb, Max Gerson, and Boris Eikhenbaum. After him are Edith Clarke, Heleno de Freitas, Max O. Lorenz, Roald Larsen, Nicholas Charnetsky, and Paul Rivet.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Albert Namatjira ranks 141 out of 925Before him are John Farrow (1904), Richard Roxburgh (1962), Mae Busch (1891), Gough Whitlam (1916), Jacki Weaver (1947), and Miranda Kerr (1983). After him are Yagan (1800), Ben Mendelsohn (1969), James Wolfensohn (1933), Abbie Cornish (1982), Tim Schenken (1943), and Rick Springfield (1949).

Among PAINTERS In Australia

Among painters born in Australia, Albert Namatjira ranks 1After him are John Russell (1858), Sidney Nolan (1917), and Arthur Streeton (1867).