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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 grid derived from her experiences with batik painting, with horizontal, vertical, and curving lines joining equally spaced dots—abstract translations of traditional symbols and Aboriginal life and rituals. As her practice progressed, she started to integrate color patches and expressionistic painterly gestures, experimenting more broadly with the style she established earlier in her career. Kngwarreye is considered one of Aboriginal Australia’s leading painters of the 20th century.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Origins, Australian Aboriginal ArtSmithDavidson Gallery
2019
Desert Painters of Australia Part II: With Works from the Collection of Steve Martin and Anne StringfieldGagosian
2018
Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi CollectionAmerican Federation of Arts
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Wildflower, 1995

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen
49 1/5 × 37 2/5 in
125 × 95 cm
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AUD $50,000 - 75,000
Location
Sydney
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Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included (one issued by gallery; one issued by authorized authenticating body)
Frame
Included

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 grid derived from her experiences with batik painting, with horizontal, vertical, and curving lines joining equally spaced dots—abstract translations of traditional symbols and Aboriginal life and rituals. As her practice progressed, she started to integrate color patches and expressionistic painterly gestures, experimenting more broadly with the style she established earlier in her career. Kngwarreye is considered one of Aboriginal Australia’s leading painters of the 20th century.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Wentworth Galleries
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