A legend is lost - aboriginal artist Greeny Purvis Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.05.10

On Monday 3rd May, an aboriginal legend was lost. Greeny Purvis Petyarre, a man of prestige and honour, an aged boss man of Alhalkere country in Utopia passed away at the Alice Springs hospital. I'd like to make this an obituary of sorts rather than give you a simple, albeit respectful, death announcement. So here is a little about Greeny from my personal bank of knowledge. Firstly I'll just mention again though that we have express permission from Greeny's family to keep using his name and showing his photos which in cases of other deaths might be taboo.

URL: http://www.mbantuablog.com/2010/05/legend-is-lost-aboriginal-artist-greeny.html


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