Dinny Nolan Jampitjinpa's birth date has been put back as far as 1922 since the artist says that he survived the Coniston Massacre of 1928. Dinny is a Warlpiri tribesman and an important 'waterman'. He is responsible for many water dreamings and leads mens water corroboree's, a very important role in the desert aboriginals society.
Dinny worked as a stockman across much of the territory before settling at Papunya in the early 1970's, and was among the first of aboriginal men to paint on canvas under the influence of Geoff Bardon, who entered the community at the same time. Dinny has painted consistently since that time and his work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Artbank, Holmes a Court, University of WA Anthropology Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery od WA, National Museum of Australia, Victorian Museum, Victorian Arts Center, and others.
In 1991 Dinny traveled to the USA with Paddy Carroll Jungerai on a working exhibition across the nation.
Dinny is married to Alice Napangati, they have two daughters, a son, and several grandchildren.