Lofty Nabarrayal Nadjamerrek
(1926 - 2010)
Lofty Nabarrayal Nadjamerrek was active/lived in Australia. Lofty Nadjamerrek is known for Aboriginal rock art painting.
Biography Lofty Nabarrayal Nadjamerrek
Bardyal (Lofty) Nadjamerrek
Bardyal was born some time around 1926 in the stone country of the Mann River region of western Arnhem Land. He was a Kunwinjku speaker and spent most of his youth on various clan estates in the region. He was taught to paint rock art by his father. When a young teenager, he walked 200 kilometres to Maranboy where worked in a tin mine. This was his first contact with white people.
His early artistic experience was in painting on the walls of rock shelters in the headwaters of the Liverpool River. His rock paintings of a kangaroo, a horse with rider, emu and goats still survive.
After a while he moved to Katherine where he was employed as a stockman. When World War II broke out, Bardyal was fo
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