Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula [c1930-]
Born somewhere around 1930 in the vicinity of Tjungimanta, north-east of Kiwirrkura, in the Western Desert, Johnny Yungut is a respected and senior Pintupi artist. Johnny moved to Papunya in 1959 and began painting for Papunya Tula Artists movement in the 1990's. His work featured in a book titled Bindibu Country published in 1975. Besides participating in numerous group exhibitions, in particular `Papunya Tula Genesis and Genius in Sydney 2000, Johnny has also featured in several successful solo exhibitions. His works are universally collected, both privately and publicly, with a top auction price of over $28,000 at Sotheby’s. He is married to the equally celebrated artist, Walangkura Napanangka.