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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.

Pat and Richard Larter, Luddenham, 1970s

Pin-ups

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008

Christopher Chapman describes the art and life of Australian artist Richard Larter.

Pat Painting No 1
Pat Painting No 1
Pat Painting No 1

Pat Painting No 1, 1983

Richard Larter
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2008

Self portrait with pin-up
Self portrait with pin-up
Self portrait with pin-up

Self portrait with pin-up, 1965

Richard Larter
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint and alkyd resin on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Self portrait with pin-up

Richard Larter

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

Richard Larter
Richard Larter
Richard Larter

Richard Larter, 2004

R. Ian Lloyd
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of R. Ian Lloyd 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1
Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1
Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1

Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1, 2011

Richard Larter
Portrait, computer generated image, synthetic polymer paint and gel-glitters on polyester canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013

Portrait of Nell #15
Portrait of Nell #15
Portrait of Nell #15

Portrait of Nell #15, 2009

Richard Larter
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, gesso, binder medium, gel and glitter on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2014

Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson
Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson
Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson

Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013

Richard Larter
Portrait, computer generated image, synthetic polymer paint and gel-glitters on polyester canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013

Portrait 29

September - November 2008
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine includes William Bligh, Lionel Rose, Richard Larter, Layne Beachley, William Yang and more.

Pat Painting No 1

Richard and Pat

Art, love, absurdity and exuberance
Passion

Partners in sparkle

Sue Walker
Sue Walker
Sue Walker

Sue Walker, 1977

Lewis Morley
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown

Australian Love Stories

4 January 2021
Media

A major new exhibition celebrating love in all its guises. Opening 20 March 2021.

Self portrait with glove

To Look Within

Self Portraits in Australia
Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of self-portraits in Australia, from the colonial period to the present

Untitled #21/09 (after Ricci, 1700; featuring Matthew Mitcham)

Getting bare

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2015

How seven portraits within Bare reveal in a public portrait parts of the body and elements of life usually located in the private sphere.

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