George (Hairbrush) Tjungurrayi began painting amongst the second generation of western desert artists and exhibited prominently and more frequently from the early 1990“’s. His first solo exhibition was held in 1997 at Utopia Art, Sydney.

Tjungurrayi“’s growing success from this time was due in part to the growing reputation of Aboriginal art internationally. He emerged as an artist of renown just as the contemporary art market was showing a distinct preference for painterliness and abstraction. Read more about George Tjungurrayi at our Top 200 Australian Artists profile page