Clifford Possum Tjapaltjari
(1932/34 - 2002)
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjari was active/lived in Australia. Clifford Tjapaltjari is known for aboriginal symbolic design painting and sculpture.
Biography Clifford Possum Tjapaltjari
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (c.1932—21 June 2002) was an Australian painter, considered to be one of the most collected and renowned Australian Aboriginal artists. His paintings are held in galleries and collections in Australian and elsewhere, including the National Gallery of Australia and the Kelton Foundation.
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri was the most famous of the contemporary artists who lived around Papunya, in the Northern Territory's Western Desert area, when the acrylic painting style (known popularly as "dot art") was initiated. Geoffrey Bardon came to Papunya in the early 1970s and encouraged the Aboriginal people to put their dreaming stories on canvas, stories which had previously been depicted ephemerally
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