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THOMAS TJAPALTJARRI

Date of Birth : c.1960
Country : Gibson Desert, NT
Language : Pintupi

Thomas arrived out of the desert with seven relatives in 1984, making international headlines as ‘The Lst Nomads‘, having never seen white man before. Until this time Thomas and his brothers and fellow artists Walala and Warlimpirrnga lived a traditional nomadic existance. The subejct of his paintings is Tingari cycle, a series of sacred, mythological songs that are associated with his dreaming sites- Wanapatangu.

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