Dick Brown Japaltjari

Artist Biography:
Dick Brown Japaltjari was born around 1950 at Nyirrpi, 150 km to the north west of Papunya. He is a Warlpiri tribesman and has two wives and several children. He is a keen artist who has been painting since the mid 1980's and uses his paintings as a way of keeping in touch with his culture and tribal ways. Dick Brown is a coordinator of the Papunya Night Patrol, working for the community to ensure rules established by the elders are obeyed in order to maintain a balance between the peoples traditional ways and the effects of European influences.