Old Mick Tjakamarra ( 1914-1996) Origin : Australia
Australian aborigine artist. A member of the first generation (1971-73) of Papunya Tula artists` cooperative, near Alice Springs. Popularly referred to as "dot painting", the paintings of Papunya Tula brought Aboriginal art to world attention, and have inspired many other Aboriginal artists and styles. The Papunya Tula painting style derives directly from the artists` knowledge of traditional body and sand painting associated with ceremony.