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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.

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939

Albert Tucker
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 1999. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Self portrait

Albert Tucker

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1961

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, c. 1984

Albert Tucker
Portrait, watercolour and pastel on paperboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Tucker 2004

Bernard Smith
Bernard Smith
Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith, 1985

Albert Tucker
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

The possessed, 1942 by Albert Tucker

The inner voice

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Dr Christopher Chapman, curator of Inner Worlds: Portraits & Psychology looks at Albert Tucker's Heidelberg military hospital portraits.

Inner Worlds

Portraits and Psychology
Previous exhibition, 2011

Portraits of Australia’s pioneering psychologists and artworks by artists fascinated by the subconscious mind.

Albert Namatjira

'You must not lose it'
Portrait story

The art and landscape of Albert Namatjira.

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
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs, c. 1957

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2003

image not online

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

Nat Young
Nat Young
Nat Young

Nat Young, c. 1968

Albert Falzon
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Witzig 2006

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