Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri is brother to Walala and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, both are painters of international acclaim. Thomas’ paintings are in a classical Tingari style usually reserved for body painting, ground painting and the decoration of traditional artefacts.

In late 1984, Thomas and his brothers Walala and Warlimpirrnga and several other members of the Pintupi Tribe walked out of the remote wilderness of the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and made contact for the first time with European society. Three years later, along with his elder brothers Warlimpirrnga and Walala, he began painting for the Papunya Tula Artists.

Described as 'The Lost Tribe', he and his family created international headlines. Until that day in 1984, Thomas and his family lived the traditional and nomadic life of a hunter-gatherer society. Their intimate knowledge of the land, its flora and fauna and waterholes allowed them to survive, as their ancestors had for thousands of years.

  1. Thomas Tjapaltjarri | Tingari A16170

    123 x 124cm

    acrylic on linen

    $5,500.00
  2. Thomas Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK18058

    60 x 200cm

    acrylic on linen

    $6,500.00
  3. Tingari MK18046

    60 x 200cm

    acrylic on linen

    $6,500.00
  4. Thomas Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK18039

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $3,000.00
  5. Thomas Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK18030

    40 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,300.00
  6. Thomas Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK18029

    40 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,300.00
  7. Thomas Tjapaltjarri | Tingari MK17929

    40 x 89cm

    acrylic on linen

    $1,300.00
  8. Tingari MK17220

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,000.00
  9. Tingari MK16891

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $3,000.00
  10. Tingari A7921

    75 x 100cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,300.00
  11. Tingari A7354

    120 x 180cm

    acrylic on linen

    $8,000.00
  12. Tingari A7154

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,000.00
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