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Geoffrey Dutton - out with the Monarchy, 1977

Frank Hinder

pencil, charcoal and pastel on paper (frame: 41.0 cm x 34.7 cm, sheet: 24.7 cm x 20.3 cm)
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Geoffrey Dutton AO (1922-1998) was a prodigious writer whose published works comprise prose, novels, children’s books, biographies, art history and literary criticism. A native of South Australia, raised on his family's magnificent property 'Anlaby', he was educated at Geelong Grammar and the University of Adelaide; after the war, during which he became a flying instructor, he entered Magdalen College, Oxford. Together with Matt Harris, he founded the Australian Book Review and later Sun Books. He lectured in English at Adelaide University, and worked as an editor for Penguin, the Australian and the Bulletin. Having spent some time as a visiting professor of English at Kansas State University, in 1966 he edited Australia and the Monarchy, and in 1977, Republican Australia. He later became a founding member of the Australian Republican Movement. Dutton’s autobiography, Out in the Open, was published in 1994.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Enid Hawkins 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Accession number: 2003.12

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Frank Hinder (age 71 in 1977)

Geoffrey Dutton AO (age 55 in 1977)

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Donated by

Enid Hawkins (6 portraits)

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