GEORGE WARD TJUNGURRAYI
George Ward Tjungurrayi (c. 1945 - 2023)
61 x 31 cm, acrylic on linen canvas.
61 x 31 cm
Acrylic on linen canvas
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.