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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.

Harold Cazneaux
Harold Cazneaux
Harold Cazneaux

Harold Cazneaux, 1919

Florence Milson, Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, bromoil photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1937

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Harold Cazneaux
Harold Cazneaux
Harold Cazneaux

Harold Cazneaux, 1928

Monte Luke
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Julian Ashton
Julian Ashton
Julian Ashton

Julian Ashton, 1931

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

The Skipper (Captain Firth)
The Skipper (Captain Firth)
The Skipper (Captain Firth)

The Skipper (Captain Firth), n.d.

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ethel Turner
Ethel Turner
Ethel Turner

Ethel Turner, 1928

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

Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova, 1926

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Rayner Hoff
Rayner Hoff
Rayner Hoff

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

Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier
Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier
Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier

Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier, c. 1924

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Norman C Deck
Norman C Deck
Norman C Deck

Norman C Deck, c. 1905

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay, 1921

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

The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith)
The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith)
The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith)

The Surgeon (Dr Julian Smith), 1934

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Margaret Preston
Margaret Preston
Margaret Preston

Margaret Preston, c. 1930

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM and Barbara Corrigan 2008. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Julian Ashton Life Class
Julian Ashton Life Class
Julian Ashton Life Class

Julian Ashton Life Class, 1920

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Madame Melba
Madame Melba
Madame Melba

Madame Melba, 1922

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Captain Francis de Groot
Captain Francis de Groot
Captain Francis de Groot

Captain Francis de Groot, 1932

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Elizabeth Carter
Elizabeth Carter
Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter, c. 1920

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2010

William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee
William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee
William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee

William Hardy Wilson at Purulia, Warrawee, 1921 (printed by Max Dupain 1981)

Harold Cazneaux, Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson Family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)

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

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ethel Turner

Moving in creative circles

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008

Harold Cazneaux's portraits of influential Sydneysiders included Margaret Preston and Ethel Turner, both important figures in the development of ideas about Australian identity and culture.

Harold Thornton
Harold Thornton
Harold Thornton

Harold Thornton, 1977 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Harold Darling
Harold Darling
Harold Darling

Harold Darling,

A D. Colquhoun
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983

Harold Thornton
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Estate of Harold Thornton 2009

Harold Blair
Harold Blair
Harold Blair

Harold Blair, 1948

Ernest Buckmaster
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased 2010

Harold Parker
Harold Parker
Harold Parker

Harold Parker, c. 1906

Bessie Gibson
Portrait, watercolour on ivory in locket frame

Gift of Rosamond Shepherd 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Harold Mitchell
Harold Mitchell
Harold Mitchell

Harold Mitchell, 2001 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Harold Darling
Harold Darling
Harold Darling

Harold Darling, 1951

Sir William Dargie CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Bob Brown

In defence of the 'leech ridden ditch'
Portrait story

Bob Brown discusses the events that occurred during the Franklin River campaign as depicted in his portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

Harold Holt
Harold Holt
Harold Holt

Harold Holt, 1969

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Harold Holt
Harold Holt
Harold Holt

Harold Holt, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, graphite on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Harold Holt
Harold Holt
Harold Holt

Harold Holt, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen and pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Harold 'Duke' Tritton
Harold 'Duke' Tritton
Harold 'Duke' Tritton

Harold 'Duke' Tritton, 1964

Adelaide Perry
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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Study for portrait of Harold 'Duke' Tritton, c. 1965

Adelaide Perry
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift Artarmon Galleries 2018

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Where the wild things are

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the complex portrait of Dr Bob Brown by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport
President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport
President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport

President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport, 1966 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Portrait 28

June - August 2008
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Harold Cazneaux, nineteenth-century carte de visites, Tim Winton, Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, Evelyn Chapman and more.

The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake, 2017 by Harold David

Harold David Takes out the People’s Choice Award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize

8 June 2018
Archived media releases 2018

The votes are in and the National Portrait Gallery is pleased to announce The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake by Harold David is the people’s choice for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018.

Douglas Frew Waterhouse

'A bug in the hand'
Portrait story

Australian entomologist and inventer of the Aerogard insect repellent, Douglas Frew Waterhouse describes the evolution of his career.

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson
Marcie Elizabeth Wilson
Marcie Elizabeth Wilson

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922

George Lambert
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 34

December 2009 - February 2010
Magazine

This issue features Australian cricketers, surfing legend Isabel Letham, Christos Tsiolkas, Bob Brown's portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton, James Angus, virtual portraits and more.

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Previous exhibition, 2018

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1970

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1997

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Hal Hattam
Hal Hattam
Hal Hattam

Hal Hattam, 1960

Fred Williams
Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Hattam family in memory of Hal and Kate Hattam 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen

Sir John McEwen, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen

Sir John McEwen, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1970 (cast 1999)

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Cast 1999 from terracotta donated by Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, c. 1952

Janet Dawson
Portrait, oil on cardboard

Gift of the artist 2000

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014

Evert Ploeg
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Harold Mitchell AC

Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney
Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney
Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney

Tiga Bayles with Coloured Stone, Anti-nuclear demonstration at The Domain, Sydney, 1986

Juno Gemes
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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Donors

$10,000 - $49,999
Honour board
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales

Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, 1968 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Dame Mabel Brookes
Dame Mabel Brookes
Dame Mabel Brookes

Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955

Sir William Dargie CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Rodney Davidson AO OBE 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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Supporters

$5,000 - $9,999
Honour board
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis, 2017

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Jim and Barbara Higgins, Sir Roderick Carnegie AC, Rupert Myer AO and Annabel Myer, Louise and Martyn Myer Foundation, Peter and Ruth McMullin, Diana Carlton, Professor Derek Denton AC, Harold Mitchell AC, Peter Jopling AM QC, Andrew and Liz Mackenzie, Patricia Patten, Tamie Fraser AO, Bruce Parncutt and Robin Campbell, Lauraine Diggins, Steven Skala AO and Lousje Skala 2017

Sir Lawrence Wackett
Sir Lawrence Wackett
Sir Lawrence Wackett

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961

Sir William Dargie CBE
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

Bob Hawke

Primed

Some Prime Ministers
Previous exhibition, 2019

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

Barry Humphries

Clifton Pugh

Australians
Previous exhibition, 2005

This exhibition offers a comprehensive display of Clifton Pugh's portraits revealing his development and growth from tonal paintings to a unique style that was in demand from politicians, artists, academics and Australian personalities.

Senator Bonner

Black tie or wombat: How formal should I go?

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2008

Michael Desmond discusses the portrait of Senator Neville Bonner by Robert Campbell Jnr.

Jørn Utzon

The 'Multi Exposed Hand'

22 January 2005
General content

Photographer Jozef Vissel talks about his ‘Multi Exposed Hand’ portrait of Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon.

Jessie Street

Worth her salt

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Jerrold Nathan's portrait of Jessie Street shows the elegant side of a many-faceted lady.

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

8 March 2018
Archived media releases 2018

Images for media use will be available from 8 March 2018.

Margaret Whitlam

Open Air

Portraits in the Landscape
Previous exhibition, 2008

Open Air is an exhibition of portraits of Australians in environments of particular significance to them.

Brown form with stripes, 1961

Figurative foundation

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and art of the Australian artist Janet Dawson.

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

Nicole Kidman

Australians in Hollywood

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2003

The exhibition Australians in Hollywood celebrated the achievements of Australians in the highly competitive American film industry.

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

Depth of Field

Portrait Photography from the Collection
Previous exhibition, 2004

Over the last five years the National Portrait Gallery has developed a collection of portrait photographs that reflects both the strength and diversity of Australian achievement as well as the talents of our photographers.

Self portrait

A guy from Paris

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2018

Sarah Engledow on a foundational gallery figure who was quick on the draw.

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

Drawn from some of the many donations made to the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Portraits for Posterity pays homage both to the remarkable (and varied) group of Australians who are portrayed in the portraits and the generosity of the many donors who have presented them to the Gallery.

Sir Lawrence Wackett

Starry knight

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Aircraft designer, pilot and entrepreneur, Sir Lawrence Wackett rejoins friends and colleagues on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery.

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond discusses Fred Williams' portraits of friends, artist Clifton Pugh, David Aspden and writer Stephen Murray-Smith, and the stylistic connections between his portraits and landscapes.

Kate Hattam

Melbourne experience

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Diana Warnes explores the lives of Hal and Katherine 'Kate' Hattam through their portraits painted by Fred Williams and Clifton Pugh.

Portrait of a Lady (Sonia McMahon)

Desperately seeking Sonia

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2015

Esther Erlich’s portrait of Lady McMahon.

Self portrait

Small worlds

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Bess Norriss Tait created miniature watercolour portraits full of character and life.

Portrait of a Man (Fred Williams), 1958

Head, hand, heart

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

An extensive selection of portraits by John Brack were on display at the National Portrait Gallery in late 2007.

Studio portrait of servicewoman Lance Corporal Kathleen Jean Mary (Kath) Walker, c.1942

Past present

Magazine article by Krysia Kitch, 2016

Krysia Kitch celebrates Oodgeroo Noonuccal.

Professor Peter Doherty

Friends and Acquaintances

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

Dr. Sarah Engledow discusses a collection of drawings and prints by the Victorian artist Rick Amor acquired in 2005.

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones

Home and away

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sir William Dobell painted the portraits of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones and Sir Hudson Fysh, who did much to promote the image of Australia in this country and abroad.

Self portrait, 1954

A sketch for some portraits

Magazine article by Judith Pugh, 2005

Judith Pugh reflects on Clifton Pugh's approach to portrait making.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Janice Wakely

Generous Janice

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow puts four gifts to the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection in context.

Barry Humphries

Uncommon Australians

The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling
General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

George Reid paperweight

Some prime ministers

General content

Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation

Lecture, 28 May 2011
General content

Dr Anne Sanders NPG Curatorial Researcher investigated the lives of the pioneering psychologists whose portraits are featured in Inner Worlds.

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