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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.

Robin Boyd

Robin Boyd

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd

Robin Boyd, 1970

Mark Strizic
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Sir Roderick Carnegie 2003

Arthur and Yvonne
Arthur and Yvonne
Arthur and Yvonne

Arthur and Yvonne, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren
Barry Marshall and Robin Warren
Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, 2007

Robin Sellick
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2007

Justice Robin Millhouse, Maslin Beach, South Australia
Justice Robin Millhouse, Maslin Beach, South Australia
Justice Robin Millhouse, Maslin Beach, South Australia

Justice Robin Millhouse, Maslin Beach, South Australia, 1992-1993 (printed 2019)

Robin Sellick
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Self portrait

Mysterious eyes

Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945
Previous exhibition, 2016

Boyd’s self-portrait at age 25 is joined by his equally emotive portraits of those around him.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1945-1946

Arthur Boyd AC OBE
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2014

Anne Boyd

Anne Boyd

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1969

Self portrait

Arthur Boyd

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1964

Arthur Boyd AC OBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Denis Savill 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Self portrait

Arthur Boyd’s Mysterious Eyes

6 May 2016
Archived media releases 2016

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled a focus exhibition of captivating portraits by renowned artist Arthur Boyd, titled Mysterious eyes: Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945.

Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd, c. 1982

Wes Walters
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Anne Boyd
Anne Boyd
Anne Boyd

Anne Boyd, 1977

Lewis Morley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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