Charlie Tjapangati Indigenous Australian, b. c.1949-

Charlie Tjapangati started painting in 1977 for the Papunya Tula Artists and was greatly influenced by the older men painting for this collection of artists, while he was living in West Camp, Papunya. He typically created artworks that told stories about the Tingari cycle, including a massive artwork now in the collection of the National Museum of Australia. This particular artwork was also shown in the show ‘Australian Perspecta 81’, at The Art Gallery of NSW, which became one of the first acts of acknowledgement of Papunya Tula paintings by the Australian contemporary art world.