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Rick Amor

21 Portraits

Daily from Friday 28 November 2014 until Sunday 1 March 2015
Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor
Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Rick Amor, noblest yet most unaffected of contemporary Australian portraitists, is also a painter of enigmatic, ominous landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes that haunt the viewer like dreams, dimly-recalled. This group of 21 paintings, drawings and prints has been selected to indicate major elements of his work, evoking his professional commissions, his circle in Melbourne, his periods abroad, his stern self-analysis and his brooding visions of the natural and built environment.

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9 portraits

1The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004. 2Self portrait, 2005. 3David Malouf, 2012. 4General Cosgrove, Dili, East Timor 1999, 2006. 5Dorothy Porter, 2001-02. 6Manning Clark, 1985. 7Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor. 8Study for The painter, 1999 by Rick Amor.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.