Anmanari Brown was born in the 1930s at Purpurna. She is culturally associated with the Pitjantjatjara people of the Northern Territory. Anmanari grew up in the desert initially and then attended the mission school at Warburton.
Anmanari was married to Nyakul Dawson and now has a large family. Anmanari currently lives with her daughter Angilyiya Mitchell and family in Papulankutja/Blackstone in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.
Anmanari frequently paints the Seven sister dreaming story which is a popular dreamtime story in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.