Emily Kame Kngwarreye
(c.1910 - 1996)
Emily Kame Kngwarreye was active/lived in Australia. Emily Kngwarreye is known for aboriginal symbolic paintings.
Biography Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Few contemporary artists have so captured the public's imagination as the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye (sometimes spelled Emily Kam Ngwarray). Born in about 1910 at Alhalkere near Utopia in Central Australia, Emily Kngwarreye first saw white people at the age of about nine. She worked as a stock hand on pastoral properties at a time when Aboriginal women were usually only employed as domestics on the stations and was a respected Eastern Anmatyerre senior Law woman. It is a testament to Emily's extraordinary spirit and character that in the eight years before her death in 1996, she painted a remarkable 3000 paintings on canvas with an undiminished energy that belied her years. In a meteoric rise to fame she came to be internationally acclaimed
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