Norman Kelly Tjampitjinpa

Norman Kelly Tjampitjinpa

Norman Kelly Tjampitjinpa

Born: c. 1938

Language Group: Warlpiri

Country: Yamunturrngu (Mt. Liebig), North West of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Bush Potato, Watanuma (Flying Ant), Watia Wanu (Women Digging), Bush Tucker, Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Tyape Atnyematye (Witchetty Grub) Dreaming, Untitled

Norman was born in the bush near Yuendumu and worked for many years as a stockman. He married Lily Kelly Napangati, who is also an artist, and became one of the senior men of Mt Liebig. He began painting for Papunya Tula Artists during the 1980s.
Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Gauguin Museum, Tahiti
Birnberg, M. & Kreczmanski, JB.
(2004) Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of Biographies, J.B. Publishing Australia
Johnson, V.
(1994) Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert, A Biographical Dictionary, Craftsman House