Born in 1919, Cordula Ebatarinja is one of the original members of the Hermansberg school of Aboriginal watercolour artists. Her parents died when she was a small child and she was raised by her uncle, Albert Namatjira. Cordula married artist Walter Ebatarinja, and began painting herself at the age of 31. The Ebatarinjas exhibited until 1955 when Rex and Bernice Battarbee lost their positions as agents for the Aranda artists.
Our database records art auction sales of works by Cordula Ebatarinja from 1975 and in total 145 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 112 (77%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $6,000 for Creek Valley, James Ranges 1960 sold by Colville Auctions Pty. Ltd. in August 2021. This year 7 works have been offered for sale. Works by Cordula Ebatarinja are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Queensland Art Gallery.
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Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
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