Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula
(1918 - 2001)
Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula was active/lived in Australia. Johnny Tjupurrula is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula
Johnny Warangula (1918 – 2001) was a painter’s painter. The virtuosic energy of Water Dreaming with Bush Tucker demonstrates Warangula’s rapid grasp of the potential of his new media. Created only a year after he commenced painting with acrylics, Warangula’s great achievement was to create images of compelling spontaneity, while celebrating his country and the ceremonies that recall its formation.
Warangula’s inspiration emanated from his ancestral association with Kalipinypa, Tjikarri, Kampurarrpa and a constellation of interlinked sites in sandhill country in the vicinity of the Northern Territory /Western Australian border near the Tropic of Capricorn.
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