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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.

Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux
Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux
Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux

Rayner Hoff, 1924 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Alfred Hill, 1936 Rayner Hoff
Alfred Hill, 1936 Rayner Hoff
Alfred Hill, 1936 Rayner Hoff

Alfred Hill, 1936 Rayner Hoff

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated on wooden base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Ursula Hoff, 1994 Francis Reiss
Ursula Hoff, 1994 Francis Reiss
Ursula Hoff, 1994 Francis Reiss

Ursula Hoff, 1994 Francis Reiss

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

The Hoff

The Hoff

Moustaches

The image of a hairy swag-wielding bushman might be one popularly associated with Australia in the late nineteenth century.

Captain Ulm, 1932 Enid Fleming
Captain Ulm, 1932 Enid Fleming
Captain Ulm, 1932 Enid Fleming

Captain Ulm, 1932 Enid Fleming

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Sydney Airports Corporation 2001

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1932 Enid Fleming
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1932 Enid Fleming
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1932 Enid Fleming

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1932 Enid Fleming

Portrait, cast plaster, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Sydney Airports Corporation 2001

Self portrait in plus fours, c. 1939 (cast 2003) Lyndon Dadswell
Self portrait in plus fours, c. 1939 (cast 2003) Lyndon Dadswell
Self portrait in plus fours, c. 1939 (cast 2003) Lyndon Dadswell

Self portrait in plus fours, c. 1939 (cast 2003) Lyndon Dadswell

Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Sidney Myer, 1936 Paul Montford

Four from the 30s

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Australia's tradition of sculpted portraits stretches back to the early decades of the nineteenth century and continues to sustain a group of dedicated sculptors.

Decorative portrait – Len Lye, c.1925 by Rayner Hoff (1894-1937)

Presence and Absence Portrait Sculpture in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2003

This exhibition focuses on exploring national and communal identity through sculptural production in Australia, from the early decades of settlement through to the present day

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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.