Pintupi language group
Born in the bush north-west of Ilpili, in the Ehrenberg Range, Tjupurrula came to Hermannsburg Mission with his family in the 1930s, where he worked as a labourer.
He later moved to Papunya and joined the painting group where he rapidly developed his distinctive 'painterly' style of over-dotting. An energetic and expressive man and painter, Tjupurrula loved to regale audiences in Pintupi with the stories of his paintings.
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