Ronnie Tjampitjinpa is recognised as one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal Artists. He was born at Muyinnga 100km west of the Kintore Ranges in Western Australia c. 1943 and was initiated into Aboriginal Law at Yumari, near his birthplace. He passed away in 2023.
Ronnie was the nephew of one of the founders of the painting movement at Papunya (Uta Uta Tjangala) and he grew up living a traditional lifestyle in the Winparrku area of the Western Desert. He began painting as a young man and developed his own bold style early on. Learn more about Ronnie in his bio.