Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Australian, 1910-1996
Selected exhibitions
East meets West,
SmithDavidson Gallery
Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection,
American Federation of Arts
Utopia: Abstract Expressionism from the Desert,
SmithDavidson Gallery

Taking up painting at the age of 80, Aboriginal Australian painter Emily Kngwarreye made abstract canvases of dots, free-flowing lines, and patches of color in acrylic, drawing on a lifetime of creating designs for women’s ceremonies, body painting, and other traditional practices. Her early work is based on a linear …

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