GEORGE WARD TJUNGURRAYI

61 x 31 cm

  • Details

    61 x 31 cm

     

    Acrylic on linen canvas

  • The Artist

    George Ward Tjungurrayi was born in 1945 . George Ward is the youngest of three brothers, the late Yala Yala Gibbs who was a founding member of the Papunya Art movement and senior custodian of secret/sacred men's business, and Willy Tjungurrayi.  In his teenage years George encountered Europeans for the first time when a commonwealth welfare group came upon his family group camped by a desert waterhole. He then travelled to the government settlement at Papunya the first home of the Desert Art movement.

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