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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.

Sir Leslie Herron
Sir Leslie Herron
Sir Leslie Herron

Sir Leslie Herron, 1969

Esme Bell
Portrait, oil on masonite

Gift of Susan Crawford OAM 2016

Sir Edward Hallstrom
Sir Edward Hallstrom
Sir Edward Hallstrom

Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960

Esme Bell
Portrait, oil on masonite

Gift of the Musgrave Family 2018

John Bell

John Bell

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1973

George Bell

George Bell

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

John Bell

John Bell

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

John Bell
John Bell
John Bell

John Bell, c. 1968

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear

Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001

Nicholas Harding
Portrait, ink, charcoal and conté on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Bell
John Bell
John Bell

John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006)

Jozef Vissel
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

George Bell
George Bell
George Bell

George Bell, 1951

Louis Kahan AO
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

image not online

Richard Bell, 2009

Mike Chavez
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, screenprint and spray paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Life mask of John Bell
Life mask of John Bell
Life mask of John Bell

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980

an unknown artist
Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Roslyn Lawson 2013

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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