Johnny Yungut Tjapurrula was born near Tjungimata in the Northern Territory approximately 1930.
He commenced painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1997. Yungut was the last surviving man of his generation for his local group area. As befits his age and ritual standing, he had a large repertoire of Dreaming subjects, including a number of sites in his father’s country around Kiwirrkurra: to the west, the sandhill site of
Ngalpurrunya and the Pulyulnga soakage waters just out of Kiwirrkurra; Tjuntulpul rockhole and Tilunga rockhole and rocky outcrop just east of Kiwirrkurra; to the south, the rockhole and soakage site of Ngaminya; and, to the north, the claypan and soakage water of Tjutalpi.