Anmanari Brown was a senior artist born in the 1930s at Purpurna. This is an important rockhole with a great supply of water. In her early years Anmanari grew up in the desert and camped on the mission at Warbuton where she initially went to school. She is culturally associated with the Pitjantjatjara people of the Northern Territory. She is a senior cultural woman recognised for her knowledge of the tjukurpa and traditional cultural practices.
Anmanari married Nyakul Dawson, had a large family and lived in a Wiltja at Irruntju. Anmanari currently lives with her daughter Angilyiya Mitchell and family in Papulankutja/Blackstone in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Anmanari also crafts traditional objects such as digging sticks, wooden bowls, coolamons and artefacts. She regularly goes out bush with the other senior women to hunt lizards, goanna, grubs, native tobacco, and spinifex and gather wood. Anmanari frequently paints the Seven sister dreaming story which is a popular dreamtime story in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.