One of Australia's "Grand Old Men" of Aboriginal Art
Dr George Tjapaltjarri
Born: c. 1935
Region: Western Desert
Community Centre: Kintore
Outstation or Country: Kilingya,
west of Jupiter Well, Karinyarra, west of Kintore.
Language Bloc: Western Desert
Social Affiliations: Tjapaltjarri
Medium/ Form: Acrylic paint on canvas
Subjects and Themes: Tingari
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands.
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2000 - Recent Paintings by Walala Tjapaltjarri and 'Dr' George Tjapaltjarri,
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW; Lines - Fire-Works Gallery,
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld; Landmarks, Brisbane Powerhouse, Dar Festival, QLD.
1999 - Tingari Cycle, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane, QLD; Painting the Desert
Alliance Francaise de Canberra & French Embassy; 'Dr' George Tjapaltjarri,
Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs N.T.
1998 - Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri and 'Dr' George Tjapaltjarri, Coo-ee Aboriginal
Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW; Tingari Cycle - Paintings of the Pintupi, Gallery
Gondwana, N.T; Tingari - My Dreaming, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, W.A.
1989 - Mythscapes, Aboriginal Art of the Desert, National Gallery of Victoria.
1988 - Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Qld.
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman
House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)
Ryan, J., 1989, Mythscapes Aboriginal Art of the Desert from the National
Gallery of Victoria, exhib. cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. (C)
Dr George emerged from the desert in 1964, where he had led the traditional
nomadic life. He is recognised amongst his tribe as an Aboriginal Doctor
and is attached to Kintore Clinic.