George Yappa Tjangala

George, born 1940/1950, Witingu near Jupiter Well in Western Australia passed away 1989.
He is the son of renowned artist Anatjari Tjampitjinpa and was the older brother of Ray James Tjangala.
George commenced painting in the mid 1970’s on Uta Uta and Charlie Tarawa’s paintings.
George commenced painting for Papunya Tula Artists in the 1980’s.
His traditional country lies around Kirrpinga, a large well site north of Kiwirrkura. His paintings depict the Eagle Hawk Dreaming and Tingari stories from this area and another large waterhole outside of Kiwirrkura. He had lived in Kintore and Kiwirrkura with his two wives and four small children.
Selected Exhibitions:
1989 Westpac Gallery, Melbourne; Asia Society’s Dreaming exhibition
Selected Collections:
National gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; University of Western Australia Anthropology Museum, Perth; Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.