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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.

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Murray Bail, c. 1980 (printed 2018)

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Murray Bail
Murray Bail
Murray Bail

Murray Bail, 1980-1981

Fred Williams
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Murray Bail, c. 1990

Jinx Nolan
Portrait, oil on composition board

Gift of an anonymous donor 2021

Dame Mary Gilmore

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989

Murray Walker
Portrait, monoprint on paper

Gift of the artist 2001

Study for portrait of Les Murray
Study for portrait of Les Murray
Study for portrait of Les Murray

Study for portrait of Les Murray, 1995

David Naseby
Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Naseby 2001

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Les Murray, 2003

Norman McBeath
Portrait, bromide fibre print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Norman McBeath 2011

Les Murray
Les Murray
Les Murray

Les Murray, 1995

David Naseby
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Murray Tyrrell
Murray Tyrrell
Murray Tyrrell

Murray Tyrrell, 1978 (printed 2003)

Jon Lewis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

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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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