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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.

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers
Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers
Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018 Imants Tillers

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 64 canvas boards (nos. 108101-108164)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Bednall, Jillian Broadbent AC, John Kaldor AO and Naomi Milgrom AO 2018

The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy, 2018 Deidre But-Husaim

Off grid

Magazine article by Aimee Board, 2019

Aimee Board ventures within and beyond to consider two remarkable new Gallery acquisitions.

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

Louis Kahan In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1965

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan
Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan
Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on book page

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, early 1970s Louis Kahan
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, early 1970s Louis Kahan
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, early 1970s Louis Kahan

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, early 1970s Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Roy Grounds, 1961 Louis Kahan
Roy Grounds, 1961 Louis Kahan
Roy Grounds, 1961 Louis Kahan

Roy Grounds, 1961 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Roy Grounds, 1960-1961 Louis Kahan
Roy Grounds, 1960-1961 Louis Kahan
Roy Grounds, 1960-1961 Louis Kahan

Roy Grounds, 1960-1961 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan

Bob Hawke, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan

Bob Hawke, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan

Bob Hawke, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan
Bob Hawke Louis Kahan

Bob Hawke, Louis Kahan

Portrait, graphite pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs Louis Kahan
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs Louis Kahan
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs Louis Kahan

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Les Bury Louis Kahan
Les Bury Louis Kahan
Les Bury Louis Kahan

Les Bury, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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.