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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.

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready
The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready
The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

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, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

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, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

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

Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Arthur Boyd, c. 1982 Wes Walters
Arthur Boyd, c. 1982 Wes Walters
Arthur Boyd, c. 1982 Wes Walters

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

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Coles Myer Ltd 2002
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 both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.