The artist’s name ‘Long Jack’ comes from his unusually tall stature. A former stockman, he was one of the founding members of Papunya Tula Artists, and its chairman in 1975 and again in the early 1990s. During his childhood he lived with his family on their traditional lands, before moving to Haasts Bluff settlement when he was in his teens. In 1984 he was ordained as a Lutheran pastor and in the same year won a major art award. He was the last of the founding group of Papunya artists to continue to paint.