About the Artist:
Rex was born in Alice springs on July 1963. From childhood he wanted to be an artist. As a child, he considered Albert Namatjira as his idol. He would sit in the Todd Creek with him and his son Oscar and watch them paint. He was also inspired by his elder brother, Reg Sultan, who was an established artist at that time.
Rex’s totem is the Rain-Maker, inherited from his maternal grandfather, which features in many of his works, along with symbolism, dreamtime stories and bush tucker. He also does the traditional ‘dot painting’ style, and also enjoys doing landscapes, and the more modern abstract style that has become popular with many galleries.
- Born: c1963
- Skin Name: Jabangardi
- Tribe: Kaytetya