Western Desert Artist Tommy Yannima Watson
Tommy Watson Biography
Born in the 1930s, Tommy Yannima Watson is one of Australia’s most respected Western Desert artists. Watson’s powerful Aboriginal art stems from a deep connection to country, tradition, and language. He has lived most of his life in semi-nomadic fashion, maintaining a largely traditional lifestyle with his family, walking his people’s customary homelands in Western Australia.In 2007, Watson was one of only eight Aboriginal art practitioners to be selected for permanent exhibition in Paris’ Musee de Quai Branly.