Jeannie Pitjara [c1951]

Jeannie Petyarre [Pitjara] is part of aboriginal art aristocracy. She is the sister to well known artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre, and the cousin of Kathleen, Gloria, Nancy, Myrtle, Violet and the late [2009] Ada Bird Petyarre. In 1988 Jeannie was part of a group who pioneered Batik work by translating desert design onto silk and cotton. Jeannie was encouraged by her late aunt, the eminently famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye to continue to paint her family's Yam Dreaming.