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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.

John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight

John Bell In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1962

John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

John Bell In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1973

John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight
John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight
John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight

John Bell, c. 1968 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding

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, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel
John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel
John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist
Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist
Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980 an unknown artist

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Roslyn Lawson 2013

John Bell as King Lear oil on Belgian linen, 2001 by Nicholas Harding

Lear unbuttoned

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

Sarah Engledow steps up to the footlights and applauds the storyline behind Nicholas Harding's portraits of actor John Bell.

Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell
Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell
Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell

Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960 Esme Bell

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Musgrave Family 2018

George Bell, 1951 Louis Kahan

George Bell In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1965

Richard Bell, 2009 Mike Chavez
Richard Bell, 2009 Mike Chavez
Richard Bell, 2009 Mike Chavez

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

George Bell, 1951 Louis Kahan
George Bell, 1951 Louis Kahan
George Bell, 1951 Louis Kahan

George Bell, 1951 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

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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.