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Portrait of Peter Nicholson, 1995

David Moore

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 25.3 cm x 17.8 cm, image: 21.6 cm x 14.8 cm)

Peter Nicholson (b. 1950), poet and author, grew up in Sydney. He published his first volume of poetry and narrative, A Temporary Grace, in 1991. Several more collections of poetry and prose followed, including Such Sweet Thunder and A Dwelling Place (1997). Between 2005 and 2008 he wrote a column about poetry and culture for the blog 3 Quarks Daily, and in 2011 published the novella Hammerhead. His New & Selected Poems was published in 2012.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Nicholson 2001

Accession number: 2003.167

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

David Moore (age 68 in 1995)

Peter Nicholson (age 45 in 1995)

Donated by

Peter Nicholson (3 portraits)

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