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Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Tribute to A Master


When people look back at the first fifty years of the Papunya Tula Artists, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa will be counted as one of the giants of the movement and one of the major contemporary artists of the time.

Tjampiitjinpa was living at Papunya in 1971 when the painting movement began. His early paintings reveal a young artist, at home with his subject, and already painting with confidence in the classic style of the era. He was mentored by Uta Uta Tjangala, a leading elder, and highly innovative painter in his own right.

While in the ensuing years he continued to pa...