Hilary Wirri Japaltjarri

Hilary Wirri Japaltjarri

DOB: 20 Sept 1956 - Sept 2023
Born: Raggeds Well, Papunya, NT

Hilary is one of the 'Hermannsburg School' style watercolour artists, who paint in the tradition of their relative Albert Namatjira, arguably one of Australia's most famous artists of the 20th century.

As a child Hilary and his siblings spent much of their time watching Hermannsburg School artists such as Keith Namatjira (Albert's son) as they painted. Hilary began to paint in the 1980's and has become an established watercolourist whose works are displayed in many private collections.

The subjects of his paintings are the landscapes and important sites around his homelands including the MacDonnell Ranges. Many dreaming stories are attached to these beautiful ranges, particularly around Alice Springs.

Copyright Kate Owen Gallery March 2021