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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.

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Max Schubert, 1980 David Simpson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Portrait of Alfred Simpson, c. 1880s an unknown artist
Portrait of Alfred Simpson, c. 1880s an unknown artist
Portrait of Alfred Simpson, c. 1880s an unknown artist

Portrait of Alfred Simpson, c. 1880s an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on canvas

Courtesy of Mr Antony Simpson

Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Alfred Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist
Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Sarah Simpson, c.1866 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas
Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Alice Want, 1853 William Nicholas

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander
Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander
Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919 John St Helier Lander

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond discusses Fred Williams' portraits of friends, artist Clifton Pugh, David Aspden and writer Stephen Murray-Smith, and the stylistic connections between his portraits and landscapes.

David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Video still from Dream Job, 2011 by David M Thomas

David M Thomas Dream Job

Previous exhibition, 2011

Since 1993 Brisbane-based artist David M Thomas has investigated self identity through art works that encompass painting, text, audio, video and performance.

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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.