Artist Profile

Jeannie Petyarre
Born :1951
Location :Utopia, Northern Territory
Skin group :Petyarre
Language :Anmatyerre


Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara)


Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in 1951 at Boundary Bore, Northern Territory. She is from a very artistic family and her great aunt Emily Kame kngwarreye (deceased) taught her to paint her family's dreamings. She is also the sister of famous artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre (deceased), and Rosemary Petyarre.

Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) cousins, Ada Bird Petyarre (deceased), Kathleen Petyarre and Gloria Petyarre are internationally known artists. She is married to Henry Long Kemarre.

Like most women aboriginal artists, Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) started her artwork by making batik. Later on in early 1980s she began painting with acrylic on canvas.

Jeannie Petyarre's dreaming includes, Bush Medicine Leaves, Bush Seeds, Wild Flower and Mountain Devil Lizard.















Bush Medicine Seed


You are welcome to visit our gallery to view Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) and other aboriginal artists artwork on Canvas/Linen, Coolamon, Didgeridoo, Pottery and Boomerang at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York St., Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia

Artworks by this artist

Bush Medicine Leaves
Art No:JP-123

My Country
Art No:JP-AG-1381
Size:90 X 150

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