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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.

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

Arthur Boyd

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

Arthur Calwell

Arthur Calwell part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1967

Arthur Calwell

Arthur Calwell part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1967

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1945-1946

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

Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2014

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.

Arthur Beetson
Arthur Beetson
Arthur Beetson

Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2019

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