Original Frame and Painting (signed by artist). Walter Ebatarinja's work has featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Shepparton Art Museum and the Newcastle Art Gallery.
He was schooled at the mission and became proficient in the trades of stock-whip and belt plaiting. Walter held a high degree of tribal authority at Hermannsburg due to his ancestry. His father was considered the headman of the Hermannsburg Group and his family were the traditional custodians of Roulmaulbma, an area in the vicinity of Ellery Creek. He was the nephew of Albert Namatjira and son of Joshua and Ruth Ebatarinja. Walter began painting in the early 1940s and was one of the first to take up painting after Albert.
He initially received lessons from Albert who was obliged to help Walter because of his tribal status. This meant that Walter was taught before Albert's sons Enos & Oscar Namatjira who were also showing an interest in painting at the time.
Walter improved quickly under Albert's guidance and found a good market for his artwork. His early and mid period works are beautifully executed. His later compositions became more standardised when he mostly worked from memory and painted prolifically for the tourist market.The artist died in 1968. Courier can be arranged (message for details). INC FRAME : 60cm x 44cm. WITHOUT FRAME: 52cm x 35cm. Cleaning out my Grandma's house.
The item "Walter Ebatarinja (1915-1968) Original Frame Signed Hermannsburg Art Painting" is in sale since Monday, June 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "caramelslice123" and is located in Adelaide, SA. This item can be shipped worldwide.