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Jeff Fenech, 1986

Joe Greenberg

watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, fibre-tipped pen and gouache on paper (sheet: 50.5 cm x 37.8 cm, image: 38.3 cm x 29.7 cm)

Jeff Fenech (born May 28, 1964) in Sydney, Australia, is a former boxer, to whom many Australians refer to as the greatest boxing champion to ever come out of that country-continent. Fenech is considered by many to be a national sports hero in Australia. In retirement Fenech has kept busy and now he is the owner of a sports clothing brand that carries his name in Australia. In addition, he was inducted in 2002 into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in Canastota, New York. Fenech retired with a record of 27 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, with 20 wins by knockout.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Accession number: 2003.175

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Artist and subject

Joe Greenberg (age 63 in 1986)

Jeff Fenech (age 22 in 1986)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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Joe Greenberg (37 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.