Anatjari Tjampitjinpa

Anatjari was affectionately known to his family & friends as Minyama.
He was a major founding member of the Papunya Art Movement in 1971.
Anatjarri was a Pintupi speaker from Lake Mackay area on the Western Australia/ South Australian border.

Anatjari was born circa 1927 and became an elder of his people. He continued to paint up until his death in 1999. He was instrumental in instructing other artist’s about painting with canvas & acrylics including his brother Dini Cambell Tjampitjinpa & his eldest son, George Yapa Yapa, who has become a recognised artist for Papunya Tula. He has two other children, Ray James & Mantua who are both highly talented & successful Papunya Tula artists who are living & painting at Kiwirrikura
Selected Exhibitions include:
1983 Yuill-Growly Gallery, Sydney: 1984 Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, Hobart: 1985 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane: 1985 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne: 1988 Gallery Pizzi, Melbourne: 1988-89 Asia Society (toured) U.S.A.: 1989 Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane: “ The face of the Desert” (1985), Dot & Circle (1985), Mythscapes (1989), Friendly Country-Friendly People (1990) :
1999 Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, U.S.A.
Selected Collections:
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin:
South Australian Museum, Adelaide: Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs: Robert Holmes a Court Collection:
Kelton Foundation Collection
His works are held in Major State Galleries around Australia and are sought after by collectors Worldwide
Highest price paid at auction $18000 -size-183cm x 122cm, Sothebys, 2003