Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Greenie Purvis Petyarre, Atnwelarre and Kame (2008) Courtesy Tjukurrpa Arts

Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.09.08

Author: Adrian Newstead
News source: Aboriginal Art Directory

Greenie Purvis Petyarre is the most successful male artist in an artistic dynasty that includes his aunt Emily Kngwarreye, cousin Gloria Petyarre and a number of blood sisters and half sisters. Now a highly respected tribal elder for Alhalkere country, he was born at Boundary Bore around 1930 where he lives to this day with his wife Kathleen and their four daughters, all of whom paint.

Read the Greenie Purvis Petyarre in the Aboriginal Art Directory Top 200 Australian Aboriginal Artists Special Feature


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