GEORGE HAIRBRUSH TJUNGURRAYI (born c. 1943)Tingari, 2016Acrylic on linen39 x 62 1/4 inchesBears artist's name, title, dimensions and Mimi Art Gallery catalogue number 9600 on reverse
GEORGE HAIRBRUSH TJUNGURRAYI (born c. 1943) Tingari, 2016
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GEORGE HAIRBRUSH TJUNGURRAYI (b.1943-)
George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi was born around 1943 in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia and is known to be one of the original artists of the Aboriginal Art Movement. As a catalyst to the Papunya Art Movement and Aboriginal Art Movement, a mural that was painted on a school wall involved many in the community who eventually became painters. He began painting in 1976 when he was an apprentice for other artists and was encouraged to begin his own practice. George developed his own style through painting about his culture and drawing inspiration from traditional body paint. George became an incredibly sought-after artist by the late 1990s. His nickname “Hairbrush” derived from his wild hair that often appeared to need a brushing.