William Sandy is active/lives in Australia. William Sandy is known for Aboriginal dot painting.
Biography William Sandy
William Sandy was born c.1944 near Ernabella in South Australia. William Sandy started to paint in 1975. From the early 1980s, he began painting for the Papunya Tula Artists. William Sandy has lived in Areyonga and Haasts Bluff and since 1973 at Papunya in central Australia.
William moved to Papunya in 1973 and two years later did his first painting for Papunya Tula Artists, after teaching himself to paint by watching the older artists. At Papunya he married Violet Nakamarra, the sister of Michael Nelson Jagamarra, who is also a well know Aboriginal artist.
William Sandy was the first of the Pitjantjatjara involved in the contemporary art movement. From the early 1980s, he began painting for the Papunya
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