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Pintupi language group

Anatjari (Yanyatjarri) Tjampitjinpa.
Anatjari (Yanyatjarri) Tjampitjinpa. Flinders University Art Museum Collection. Photo: Professor JVS Megaw

about 1927–99

Tjampitjinpa was born in the country east of Jupiter Well in Western Australia, where he lived until he and his three wives and their children came to Papunya in 1964.

In the early 1970s he spent time at Balgo, north-west of present-day Kintore, returning to Papunya in the mid-1970s to paint for Papunya Tula Artists.

During the next two decades he moved first to Kintore, then Kiwirrkura and consistently painted Tingarri themes in the line-and-circle grid style typical of Pintupi men's art.

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