Western Desert Artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Biography
Ronnie Tjampitjinpa was born in Western Australia around 1943, and began his painting career in 1975. Since then, Tjampitjinpa has become one of the premier Western Desert artists, practicing the Pintupi style of Aboriginal art. The Pintupi style features repetition of forms which are geometric, simple and bold, and pigments which are often restricted to four basic colours of black, red, yellow and white. Though Tjampitjinpa generally works within these parameters, his work experiments with other colours as well.