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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 painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith

The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas laid down on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Eric Smith 2019

Hendrik Kolenberg, 1995 Eric Smith
Hendrik Kolenberg, 1995 Eric Smith
Hendrik Kolenberg, 1995 Eric Smith

Hendrik Kolenberg, 1995 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Eric Smith 2019

Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith
Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith
Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith

Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of Richard Divall AO OBE 2017

Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith

Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith
Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith
Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith

Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith

Creative space

Magazine article by Eric Smith, 2004

Eric Smith describes the agony and finally the ecstasy of winning the 1982 Archibald Prize with the portrait of Peter Sculthorpe.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Hector Gilliland in Eric's studio, c. 1993 Eric Smith
Hendrik Kolenberg and Hector Gilliland in Eric's studio, c. 1993 Eric Smith
Hendrik Kolenberg and Hector Gilliland in Eric's studio, c. 1993 Eric Smith

Hendrik Kolenberg and Hector Gilliland in Eric's studio, c. 1993 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Eric Smith 2019

Self portrait, 1950 Eric Westbrook
Self portrait, 1950 Eric Westbrook
Self portrait, 1950 Eric Westbrook

Self portrait, 1950 Eric Westbrook

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street, 1964 Eric Thake
Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street, 1964 Eric Thake
Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street, 1964 Eric Thake

Sunshine and rain, Lygon Street, 1964 Eric Thake

Portrait, linocut on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Professor Van Sommers 2011

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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.