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David Naseby

b. 1937

David Naseby was born in England and studied in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia in 1953. He worked as a rouseabout and studied art in Queensland before moving to Sydney, where he worked in advertising. His first portrait on commission was from John Singleton, to paint his then-wife, former Miss World Belinda Green. He has since painted many more, including two of Greg Norman. Between 1995 and 2003 he was five times a finalist in the Archibald Prize for paintings of Les Murray (twice), Bob Ellis, Adam Cullen and Max Cullen. The National Portrait Gallery acquired his portraits of Murray and Ellis in 2001, and that of Max Cullen in 2007.

Updated 2019