Kudditji Kngwarreye is the youngest half brother to the most famous and highly collectable artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye (who sadly passed away in 1996). Kudditji was born in approximately 1928 and comes from Boundary Bore in Utopia in Central Australia. He led a traditional lifestyle and upbringing in the Central Australian desert, learning his Dreamings and cultural responsibilities.
Kudditji is considered in the top 200 most collectable Aboriginal artists of all time, as rated by Australian Indigenous Art Market, sitting at 145th. Given his age it is remarkable he is still able to produce such incredible artworks which merge the earth, water and sky together to form a simplistic desert landscape.
As the custodian for ceremonial sites located in his country around Utopia many of his paintings refer to these sacred sites where men’s ceremonies including initiation ceremonies take place.