George Tjungurrayi Pintupi, Indigenous Australian, b. c.1943-

George Tjungurrayi (Hairbrush) began painting in 1976.  While the traditional aesthetic of Western Desert painting is notable in his early work, he has developed a distinctly minimalist style that not only engages with the striking linear quality of early Pintupi painting but is also inherently distinguishable as his own. Tjungurrayi's paintings depict the topographical reference points of his ancestral country, particularly those that reflect sites of cultural significance within Pintupi culture.