Famous Australian Artists & Painters

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 1 Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: August 8, 1959

Born Elea, Albert Namatjira was rechristened after converting to Christianity. The Australian aboriginal painter, known for his watercolor paintings, couldn’t build a house in Alice Springs because of his aboriginal origin, leading to public outrage, which eventually led the government to make him and his wife full citizens.

 2 Nadya Hutagalung

Nadya Hutagalung.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: July 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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 3 Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan.
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Died: November 28, 1992

 4 Craig Nicholls

Craig Nicholls.
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Painter, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

Best known as lead singer and solo continues member of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, Craig Nicholls developed an early interest in music. He opened his band, then called Rishikesh, in 1994. Later he changed the name to Vines and as it started playing gigs he began writing songs for it, also painting covers for several of its album.

 5 Steve Kilbey

Steve Kilbey.
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Famous As: Poet, Painter, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer
Birthdate: September 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City

Steve Kilbey is an English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass guitarist best known for his association with the rock band The Church. He performs as a solo artist as well and has 14 solo albums to his name. A multi-talented personality, he is also a poet, painter, and music producer. As an artist, he has had at least two exhibits in US. 

 6 Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts
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Famous As: Artist, Painter
Birthdate: March 9, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester
Died: September 14, 1931

 7 Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: June 15, 1992
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 8 Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Murrumbeena
Died: April 24, 1999

 9 Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bellevue Hill, Australia
Died: December 1, 2013

 10 Vali Myers

Vali Myers
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: August 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: February 12, 2003

 11 Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Utopia, Sandover, Australia
Died: August 31, 1996

 12 Pro Hart

Pro Hart
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Broken Hill, Australia
Died: March 28, 2006

 13 Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Alice Springs, Australia
Died: June 21, 2002

 14 Michael Pacher

Michael Pacher
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1435 AD
Birthplace: Bruneck, Italy
Died: 1498 AD

 15 Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bognor Regis, England
Died: June 29, 1981

 16 Elizabeth Durack

Elizabeth Durack
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: May 25, 2000

 17 H.M. Bateman

H.M. Bateman
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sutton Forest, Australia
Died: February 11, 1970

 18 Clement Meadmore

Clement Meadmore
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: April 19, 2005

 19 Bernie McGann

Bernie McGann
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Famous As: Saxophone Player
Birthdate: June 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Granville, Australia
Died: September 17, 2013

 20 Johnny Warrangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warrangkula Tjupurrula
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Birthplace: Minjilpiri, Australia
Died: February 12, 2001

 21 Georges LeBar

Georges LeBar.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Better known as American drag queen RuPaul Charles’s husband, Georges LeBar is an accomplished painter who has held many exhibitions. He also owns a ranch in Wyoming and had met RuPaul at a nightclub. The camera-shy Australian initially worked in the fashion industry and has also penned two books.

 22 Sally Morgan

Sally Morgan
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Famous As: Author, Artist
Birthdate: January 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia