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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.

Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie
Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie
Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie

Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie

Portrait, oil on wood panel

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG in recognition of Sir William Dargie's role in the establishment of the National Gallery of Australia 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, late 1930s William Dargie

Sir William Dargie CBE

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2003

Sir William Dargie, painter and eight times winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture, died in Melbourne on July 26, 2003, aged 91.

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie
Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Albert Namatjira, 1958 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Marilyn Darling AC and with the assistance of Philip Bacon Galleries 2000

The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie
The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie
The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie

The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marlene McCarthy 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie
Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie
Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie

Sir Clive McPherson, early 1950s William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Marion Orme Page 2016

Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie
Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie
Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie

Sir James McNeill, 1980 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie
Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie
Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie

Harold Darling, 1951 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie
Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie
Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie

Sir James Balderstone, 1989 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir Norman Coles William Dargie
Sir Norman Coles William Dargie
Sir Norman Coles William Dargie

Sir Norman Coles, William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Coles Myer Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie
Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie
Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie

Sir Kenneth Coles, c. 1979 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Coles Myer Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie
Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie
Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Arlette Perkins daughter of Sir Lawrence Wackett 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie
Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie
Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie

Essington Lewis, 1952 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie
Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie
Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie

Sir Cecil Colville, c. 1965 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard Due 2010

Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie
Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie
Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie

Sir Arvi Parbo, 1993 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Alcoa World Alumina Australia 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

The Changing Face of the Scientist

Magazine article by Elizabeth Finlay, 2003

Scientists tend to conjure up images of men in white coats in labs but this is just one stereotype in an evolving history of how we have perceived scientists, and how their profession has been understood over the years.

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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.