Untitled painting by Janangoo Butcher Cherrel
Janangoo Butcher Cherrel (dec) was born around 1920 at Jalnganjoowa, near the original homestead on one of the longest established cattle stations in the Kimberley, Fossil Downs. He began painting relatively late in life as did many of his peers. His paintings document natural phenomena and are a metaphorical reference to both his country, Imanara, and his life experiences. He is well represented nationally and in many private collections around the world, and is recognized as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and as a ‘State Living Treasure’ by the Government of Western Australia in 2004.