Skip to main content
Menu

Victor Smorgon, 2000

Peter Wegner

etching on paper (sheet: 38.0 cm x 56.3 cm, image: 20.1 cm x 22.3 cm)

More images of this artwork

Victor Smorgon AO (b.1913), industrialist and philanthropist, is the former chairman of Smorgon Consolidated Industries. Smorgon emigrated to Australia from the Ukraine in 1927, and ran a kosher butchery with his two brothers in Lygon St, Carlton. Over the ensuing decades they built a vast family business empire encompassing steel, meat, paper, plastics, forestry and commercial property. Smorgons enormous contributions to a wide range of medical and arts institutions in Australia include the Smorgon outpatients' wing at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital; the Loti and Victor Smorgon Gift of Contemporary Australian Art, Sydney; and the Loti and Victor Smorgon Gallery of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Accession number: 2002.58.1

Currently not on display

Copyright image request form
Request a digital copy of an image for publication

Artist and subject

Peter Wegner (age 47 in 2000)

Victor Smorgon AC (age 87 in 2000)

Donated by

Peter Wegner (5 portraits)

© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia


Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196
The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which the NPG stands.