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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.

Interview with Professor Frank Fenner video: 2 minutes

Professor Frank Fenner 'A White Shirt'

Portrait story

An interview with Professor Frank Fenner who describes his life and the creation of his portrait.

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

The highest honour

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Bringing eminent scientist Frank Fenner and artist Jude Rae together for the National Portrait Gallery commission was like matchmaking.

Self portrait, c. 1911 Frank Hurley
Self portrait, c. 1911 Frank Hurley
Self portrait, c. 1911 Frank Hurley

Self portrait, c. 1911 Frank Hurley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Self portrait, 1949 Frank Hinder
Self portrait, 1949 Frank Hinder
Self portrait, 1949 Frank Hinder

Self portrait, 1949 Frank Hinder

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2007

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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.