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Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi (1920-)

Aliases: Charlie Tjungurrayi; Charlie Tararu Tjungurrayi

Professions: Painter

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  • TJUNGURRAYI , Charlie Tarawa Untitled Synthetic

  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI , UNTITLED 1973

  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI , WILD POTATO STORY 1971

  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI CIRCA 1921-1999 GOANNA STORY 1972

Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi Biography

(b Kintore, Australia, ca.1921;d Kintore, Australia, 1999) Australian Painter. Charlie Tarawa Tjaruru Tjungurrayi was a member of the Pintupi, an aboriginal group native to north-western Australia. Though he was born in northern Australia, near the present day city of Kintore, his parents were soon relocated to an area near Haasts Bluff and Hermannsburg. Charlie gained familiarity with Europeans trading with the Australian army during World War II. He ran a successful trading operation mounted on camels. In the 1970’s the schoolteacher Geoffrey Bardon encouraged a group of Pintupi men to export aboriginal art for the European market. Because of his experience with European traders, Tjungurrayi was uniquely placed to act as the spokesman for the soon formed Papuyana Tula Artists’ group. Charlie went on to create Pintupi style paintings depicting primarily scenes from the tjukurpa; Aboriginal dreamtime stories. A retrospective of his work launched from the Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales, in 1987 and went on to tour four Australian states.

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  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI CIRCA 1921-1999 UNTITLED 1973, Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi, Click for value View Details
  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI CIRCA 1921-1999 OLD MAN'S DREAMING 1971, Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi, Click for value View Details
  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI CIRCA 1921-1999 UNTITLED 1971, Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi, Click for value View Details
  • CHARLIE TARARU TJUNGURRAYI CIRCA 1921-1999 THE TRIAL 1972 76 by 40.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on composition board Provenance: Painted at Papunya in 1972 Consignment 19 to the Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs Private collection, France A painting, Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi, Click for value View Details
  • Charlie Tjungurrayi (c.1921-1999) Wati Kutjarri (Two Men) 1978 synthetic polymer paint on composition board 52cm x 30cm, Charlie Tjaruru Tjungurrayi, Click for value View Details

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