(1920/22 - 2013)
Jack Dale was active/lived in Australia. Jack Dale is known for Aboriginal painting.
Biography Jack Dale
He was born in the bush at Mt House Station, in the west Kimberley. His early life was marked by the experience of conflict between different cultures. Jack's Aboriginal mother, a Ngarinyin woman, tried to keep her son from his violent white father. Jack Dale Senior was a wild Scotsman renowned for his harsh uncompromising character, who once shot his own son in the leg to stop him from running away.
His father died however, when Jack was still young and to his good fortune Jack was taken under the wing of his Aboriginal grandfather who taught him Narrungunni law and protected him from the prevailing social attitude toward mixed blood children.
Jack Dale Mengenen began painting in the 1990's, working with tr
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