Cowboy Louie Pwerle

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Biography:

Cowboy Louie Pwerle was born on Old MacDonald station in 1941. He is the younger brother of Louie Pwerle (deceased) who was an important Utopian artist and is an Eastern Anmatyerr speaker. His traditional country lies on the Western side of the Sandover River on Utopia station and stretches west on to Mt Skinner.

Cowboy often paints the Bush Turkey Dreaming which depicts the travels of the turkey in finely dotted and repetitious arcs. He also paints Emu (Ankerr) Tucker Dreaming and Lizard (Arlewatyerr) Dreaming. Cowboy's name is attributed to his reputation as a stockman and his cowboy attire. Cowboy now lives at Mosquito Bore with his two wives, both of whom are the sisters Carol and Elizabeth Kngwarreye.