Tommy Watson – Yannima Pikarli
Tommy Watson is a senior Pitjantjatara elder and Law man of Karima (Karimara) skin group. His given names of Yannima and Pikarli relate to specific sites near Anumarapiti. During his lifetime he was described by one critic as "the greatest living painter of the Western Desert".
Tommy Yannima Pikarli Watson (also known as Yannima Pikarli or Tommy Watson) was thought to be born in the early 1930’s in Anumarapiti, just west of a small community called Irrunytju (also known as Wingellina), on the WA side of the tri-state borders of Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia.
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