JIMMY PIKE was born in the Great Sandy Desert and his early life was spent as a member of a nomadic group. His family lived traditionally by hunting and gathering, moving from waterhole to waterhole according to the seasons. He started painting in 1980. Jimmy Pike attended art classes when he was emprisioned for murdering a man at Fitzroy Crossing. He became a painter but turned to lino-cut print-making.

JIMMY PIKE was born in the Great Sandy Desert and his early life was spent as a member of a nomadic group. His family lived traditionally by hunting and gathering, moving from waterhole to waterhole according to the seasons. He started painting in 1980. Jimmy Pike attended art classes when he was emprisioned for murdering a man at Fitzroy Crossing. He became a painter but turned to lino-cut print-making.

Jimmy Pike Great Sandy Desert Western Australia Courtesy Pat Lowe Jimmy Pike Trust

Jimmy Pike Great Sandy Desert Western Australia Courtesy Pat Lowe Jimmy Pike Trust

Jimmy Pike Great Sandy Desert Western Australia Courtesy Pat Lowe Jimmy Pike Trust

Jimmy Pike Great Sandy Desert Western Australia Courtesy Pat Lowe Jimmy Pike Trust

JIMMY PIKE

JIMMY PIKE

Jimmy Pike, Purnarra,

Jimmy Pike, Purnarra,

Jimmy Pike  45 x 35 cm  17 3/4 x 13 3/4 in  1940-2002  TItle "Falling Star"

Jimmy Pike 45 x 35 cm 17 3/4 x 13 3/4 in 1940-2002 TItle "Falling Star"

Jimmy Kurtnu Pike, Kumajarti, 75 x 55 cm. Sotheby's Australia, Sydney auction, 2007.

Jimmy Kurtnu Pike, Kumajarti, 75 x 55 cm. Sotheby's Australia, Sydney auction, 2007.

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