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William Sandy

Born in: 1944

Australia

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William Sandy is a Pitjantjatjara man who was born near Ernabella, in the far north of South Australia, some time around 1944. He attended the mission school there. He moved to Papaya in the mid 1970 where he began painting, and now lives with family. He paints dingo, emu, woman, green ant other Dreaming stories for his traditional country around Ernabella. He made his first paintings in 1975 after watching other artists at work, but did not become a regular painter until the 1980 when began Working with Papaya Tula. He won the Northern Territory Art Award in 1985. William is a well respected artist who was involved in two international exhibitions in the late 1980 in the United States and has had a solo exhibition since. His work is held public and private collections.
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