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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.

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph on printed card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett
Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett

Arthur Streeton, c. 1890 H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, platinum photograph on original studio backing card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)

Impressions Painting light and life

Previous exhibition, 2011

Impressions: Painting light and life presents portraits by, and of, artists at the heart of Australian impressionism including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

The sisters, 1904

Beguiling impressions

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2012

Sarah Engledow is seduced by the portraits and the connections between the artists and their subjects in the exhibition Impressions: Painting light and life.

Interview with Nora Heysen video: 2 minutes

Nora Heysen 'This peaceful spot'

Portrait story

Australian artist, Nora Heysen, discusses her childhood and the development of her career.

Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen
Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen
Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen

Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Nora Heysen, 1995 Greg Weight
Nora Heysen, 1995 Greg Weight
Nora Heysen, 1995 Greg Weight

Nora Heysen, 1995 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

John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen
John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen
John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen

John Cobley, 1944 Nora Heysen

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Hardtmuth 'Hottie' Lahm, 1973 Nora Heysen
Hardtmuth 'Hottie' Lahm, 1973 Nora Heysen
Hardtmuth 'Hottie' Lahm, 1973 Nora Heysen

Hardtmuth 'Hottie' Lahm, 1973 Nora Heysen

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of June Lahm 2015
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen
H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen
H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen

H. B. Gullett, c. 1939 Nora Heysen

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family in memory of Penne Hackforth-Jones 2014

Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen
Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen
Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen

Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

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

Self portrait, 1645

The considered life

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2010

Andrew Sayers asks whether a portrait can truly be the examination of a life.

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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.