Charlie Rock Ngumbe Aboriginal artist
Charlie Rock Ngumbe was an indigenous Australian artist working in Wadeye (Port Keats) from the 1960s to the 1980s. He is one of around a half dozen artists who were documented painting from this area.
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Charlie Rock Ngumbe Art style
There is virtually no information available on this artist. Charlie spoke Murrinh – Patha language and was born around 1910.
It is likely he started painting in the late 1950s or early 1960s. His earlier and more collectible artworks are of churinga-like designs on oval pieces of bark. These artworks were sold through the catholic mission at port Keats.
His later artworks abandoned traditional iconography and adapted a more European literal image approach. He painted crocodiles emu’s lizards and Hunting scenes. His later works also use a unique blueish magnesium pigment.
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Charlie Rock Ngumbe artwork Images
The following images are of the Artwork of Charlie Rock Ngumbe. It is not a complete list of his works. They do however give a good idea of the style and above all the variety of this Aboriginal Artist.