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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.

Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon

Nat Young, c. 1968 Albert Falzon

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Witzig 2006

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Albert Namatjira portrait story video: 2 minutes

Albert Namatjira 'You must not lose it'

Portrait story

The art and landscape of Albert Namatjira.

Self portrait, c. 1984 Albert Tucker
Self portrait, c. 1984 Albert Tucker
Self portrait, c. 1984 Albert Tucker

Self portrait, c. 1984 Albert Tucker

Portrait, watercolour and pastel on paperboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Tucker 2004

Tony Albert (after Brownie Downing), 2016 by Tony Albert

Observation point

Magazine article by Tony Albert, 2017

I think the truest representation of someone is a portrait.

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs Ern McQuillan
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs Ern McQuillan
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs Ern McQuillan

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs, Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

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Pair of bookends with portraits of Albert Namatjira, c. 1950 Don Mount

Portrait, wood and glazed ceramic

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ron Radford 2001
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Marilyn Darling AC and with the assistance of Philip Bacon Galleries 2000

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Albert Namatjira, c.1954-1958 (printed 2017) Charles Chauvel

Portrait, inkjet print from a scanned colour transparency on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall
Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall

Prince Albert, 1860 John J. Mayall

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Bernard Smith, 1985 Albert Tucker
Bernard Smith, 1985 Albert Tucker
Bernard Smith, 1985 Albert Tucker

Bernard Smith, 1985 Albert Tucker

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

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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.