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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.

New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c. 1920 Frank Neish
New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c. 1920 Frank Neish
New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c. 1920 Frank Neish

New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c. 1920 Frank Neish

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2012

Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain
Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain
Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain

Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain
Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain
Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain

Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2005

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

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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.