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John Kaldor, 1975 (printed 2002)

Lewis Morley

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 40.5 cm x 30.2 cm, image: 33.9 cm x 22.2 cm)

John Kaldor (b. 1936), textile designer and manufacturer, was born in Hungary and came to Australia with his family in 1948. His parents founded Sekers Silk, and following study in London, he attended the Textile College of Zurich under the direction of Bauhaus master Johannes Itten. In 1970, he founded John Kaldor Fabricmaker Pty Ltd. The company has since established subsidiaries in the USA and the UK, but Kaldor has continued designing while directing the business. He is currently Chairman of the Board at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and has been appointed to the International Board of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Through the John Kaldor Art Project he has involved international artists Gilbert and George, Sol Lewitt and Richard Long in various projects, and he brought Christo to Australia for a retrospective at the AGNSW in 1990.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
© Lewis Morley Archive LLC

Accession number: 2002.14

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Artist and subject

Lewis Morley (age 50 in 1975)

John Kaldor AO (age 39 in 1975)

Subject professions

Architecture, design and fashion

Donated by

Lewis Morley (49 portraits)

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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.