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Artist Profile

Wimmitji Tjapangarti

Born
c. 1924 - 2000

Skin
Tjapangarti

Language
Kukatja

Biography

Wimmitji was an important cultural elder and healer. As a pioneer in the Balgo art movement, he left behind him a highly-regarded body of paintings. Wimmitji worked closely with Father Peile in compiling a Kukatja/English Dictionary. He later painted with his wife, Eubena Nampitjin, one of the great artistic couples in Balgo.

Collections: Berndt Museum; Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA; NGA.