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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 and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis
Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis
Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis

Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Arthur Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis
Arthur Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis
Arthur Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis

Arthur Murch, 1945 Margaret Michaelis

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Mawalan Marika, c. 1963 Arthur Murch
Mawalan Marika, c. 1963 Arthur Murch
Mawalan Marika, c. 1963 Arthur Murch

Mawalan Marika, c. 1963 Arthur Murch

Portrait, oil on canvas on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Archbishop Michael Kelly, c. 1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch
Archbishop Michael Kelly, c. 1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch
Archbishop Michael Kelly, c. 1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch

Archbishop Michael Kelly, c. 1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch

Portrait, cast bronze on black granite plinth

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Anthony Dattilo Rubbo, 1935 Arthur Murch
Anthony Dattilo Rubbo, 1935 Arthur Murch
Anthony Dattilo Rubbo, 1935 Arthur Murch

Anthony Dattilo Rubbo, 1935 Arthur Murch

Portrait, ciment fondu, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Edward Lloyd Jones, c. 1920s Arthur Murch
Edward Lloyd Jones, c. 1920s Arthur Murch
Edward Lloyd Jones, c. 1920s Arthur Murch

Edward Lloyd Jones, c. 1920s Arthur Murch

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of Charles E. Jones and Kim Lloyd Jones 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Jack Lang, life mask, Arthur Murch

Portrait, fibreglass and resin

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch), c. 1929 Harold Cazneaux
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch), c. 1929 Harold Cazneaux
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch), c. 1929 Harold Cazneaux

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch), c. 1929 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore
George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore
George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore

George Lambert, c. 1929 May Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton
Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton
Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton

Self portrait, 1965 Jean Appleton

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Nicolaas Van Der Waarden 2013

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

Miss Evelyn Chapman, 1918

Lovers of light

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr Sarah Engledow traces the significant links between Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo and Evelyn Chapman through their portraits.

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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.