Walter Daniels Jagamara was born on 15th November 1966 in Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community 290km from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Walter has lived most of his life at Yuendumu and attended the local school where he learnt the stories associated with his Dreamtime. He didn’t start painting until 2018, painting the Seven Sisters Dreaming story from his father (the late Charlie Daniels).
Walter worked for many years on the Nyirripi council. He is very well educated and speaks English extremely well, often volunteering as a translator for senior family members. Walters first wife, Petra Marshall passed away and they have one daughter, Lisa Daniels Marshall. Walter’s second wife is artist, Marlene Young Nungurrayi.