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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.

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Tim Storrier, 1980s Max Dupain
Tim Storrier, 1980s Max Dupain
Tim Storrier, 1980s Max Dupain

Tim Storrier, 1980s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka, 1936-37 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka, 1936-37 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka, 1936-37 Max Dupain

Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka, 1936-37 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hal Missingham, 1947 Max Dupain
Hal Missingham, 1947 Max Dupain
Hal Missingham, 1947 Max Dupain

Hal Missingham, 1947 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hélène Kirsova with a rope, c. 1938 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova with a rope, c. 1938 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova with a rope, c. 1938 Max Dupain

Hélène Kirsova with a rope, c. 1938 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hélène Kirsova, c. 1937 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova, c. 1937 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova, c. 1937 Max Dupain

Hélène Kirsova, c. 1937 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Hélène Kirsova, 1938 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova, 1938 Max Dupain
Hélène Kirsova, 1938 Max Dupain

Hélène Kirsova, 1938 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Max Meldrum, c. 1937 Max Dupain
Max Meldrum, c. 1937 Max Dupain
Max Meldrum, c. 1937 Max Dupain

Max Meldrum, c. 1937 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney, 1979 (printed 2000) David Moore
Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney, 1979 (printed 2000) David Moore
Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney, 1979 (printed 2000) David Moore

Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney, 1979 (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

Sydney Ure Smith, 1948 Max Dupain

Dupain detective

Magazine article by Johanna McMahon, 2019

Johanna McMahon revels in history and mystery in pursuit of a suite of unknown portrait subjects.

Colin Lanceley, 1980s Max Dupain
Colin Lanceley, 1980s Max Dupain
Colin Lanceley, 1980s Max Dupain

Colin Lanceley, 1980s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain
Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain
Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain

Sir James Vernon, 1978 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Phyllis Shillito Max Dupain
Phyllis Shillito Max Dupain
Phyllis Shillito Max Dupain

Phyllis Shillito, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Antonia Blaxland Max Dupain
Antonia Blaxland Max Dupain
Antonia Blaxland Max Dupain

Antonia Blaxland, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain
Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain
Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain

Janet Vernon, 1986 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain
Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain
Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain

Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Neville Amadio Max Dupain
Neville Amadio Max Dupain
Neville Amadio Max Dupain

Neville Amadio, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Francis (Pat) Quinn, n.d. Max Dupain
Francis (Pat) Quinn, n.d. Max Dupain
Francis (Pat) Quinn, n.d. Max Dupain

Francis (Pat) Quinn, n.d. Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain
Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain
Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain

Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gayfield Shaw Max Dupain
Gayfield Shaw Max Dupain
Gayfield Shaw Max Dupain

Gayfield Shaw, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain
Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain
Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain

Barbara Robison, 1935 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain
Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain
Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain

Sydney Ancher, c. 1962 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain
Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain
Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain

Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Herb Elliott, 1992 (printed 2008) Max Dupain
Herb Elliott, 1992 (printed 2008) Max Dupain
Herb Elliott, 1992 (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Herb Elliott, 1992 (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Joshua Smith, c. 1955 Max Dupain
Joshua Smith, c. 1955 Max Dupain
Joshua Smith, c. 1955 Max Dupain

Joshua Smith, c. 1955 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Portrait of Douglas Annand, 1941 Max Dupain
Portrait of Douglas Annand, 1941 Max Dupain
Portrait of Douglas Annand, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait of Douglas Annand, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Georgie Swift, 1941 Max Dupain
Georgie Swift, 1941 Max Dupain
Georgie Swift, 1941 Max Dupain

Georgie Swift, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain
Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain
Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain

Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Chips Rafferty, 1945-47 Max Dupain
Chips Rafferty, 1945-47 Max Dupain
Chips Rafferty, 1945-47 Max Dupain

Chips Rafferty, 1945-47 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

George Johnston, 1941 Max Dupain
George Johnston, 1941 Max Dupain
George Johnston, 1941 Max Dupain

George Johnston, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Douglas Dundas, 1930s Max Dupain
Douglas Dundas, 1930s Max Dupain
Douglas Dundas, 1930s Max Dupain

Douglas Dundas, 1930s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Hudson Fysh, 1951 Max Dupain
Hudson Fysh, 1951 Max Dupain
Hudson Fysh, 1951 Max Dupain

Hudson Fysh, 1951 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain
Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain
Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain

Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Kenneth Binns, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Kenneth Binns, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Kenneth Binns, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Kenneth Binns, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Maide Hann, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Maide Hann, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Maide Hann, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Maide Hann, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain
John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain
John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain

John Dease, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Damien Parer, 1937 Max Dupain
Damien Parer, 1937 Max Dupain
Damien Parer, 1937 Max Dupain

Damien Parer, 1937 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rosemary Dobson, 1981 Max Dupain
Rosemary Dobson, 1981 Max Dupain
Rosemary Dobson, 1981 Max Dupain

Rosemary Dobson, 1981 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lloyd Rees from behind, 1979 Max Dupain
Lloyd Rees from behind, 1979 Max Dupain
Lloyd Rees from behind, 1979 Max Dupain

Lloyd Rees from behind, 1979 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lloyd Rees full face, 1979 Max Dupain
Lloyd Rees full face, 1979 Max Dupain
Lloyd Rees full face, 1979 Max Dupain

Lloyd Rees full face, 1979 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain
Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain
Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain

Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka, 1936-37 Max Dupain

Vintage Max

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2003

Gael Newton delves into the life and art of renowned Australian photographer, Max Dupain.

Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain
Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain
Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain

Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

The Reverend Ralph Sutton, 1935 Max Dupain
The Reverend Ralph Sutton, 1935 Max Dupain
The Reverend Ralph Sutton, 1935 Max Dupain

The Reverend Ralph Sutton, 1935 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of his daughters Arlene Howes and Megan Newman in memory of Ralph Sutton and in tribute to his wife Dorothy Sutton 2011

Sydney Ure Smith, 1948 Max Dupain
Sydney Ure Smith, 1948 Max Dupain
Sydney Ure Smith, 1948 Max Dupain

Sydney Ure Smith, 1948 Max Dupain

Portrait, halftone gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain
Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain
Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Chips Rafferty, c. 1955 Max Dupain
Chips Rafferty, c. 1955 Max Dupain
Chips Rafferty, c. 1955 Max Dupain

Chips Rafferty, c. 1955 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Damien Parer, c. 1939 Max Dupain
Damien Parer, c. 1939 Max Dupain
Damien Parer, c. 1939 Max Dupain

Damien Parer, c. 1939 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Arnold Haskell, 1937 Max Dupain
Arnold Haskell, 1937 Max Dupain
Arnold Haskell, 1937 Max Dupain

Arnold Haskell, 1937 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain
Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain
Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain

Tamara Tchinarova, 1938 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain
Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain
Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain

Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Russell Drysdale, 1960 Max Dupain
Russell Drysdale, 1960 Max Dupain
Russell Drysdale, 1960 Max Dupain

Russell Drysdale, 1960 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Paul Beadle, c. 1950 Max Dupain
Paul Beadle, c. 1950 Max Dupain
Paul Beadle, c. 1950 Max Dupain

Paul Beadle, c. 1950 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Patrick White, 1987 Max Dupain
Patrick White, 1987 Max Dupain
Patrick White, 1987 Max Dupain

Patrick White, 1987 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain

William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain
Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain
Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain

Geoffrey Graham, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tossy Spivakovsky, 1936 Max Dupain
Tossy Spivakovsky, 1936 Max Dupain
Tossy Spivakovsky, 1936 Max Dupain

Tossy Spivakovsky, 1936 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Leon Gellert with mask, 1936 Max Dupain
Leon Gellert with mask, 1936 Max Dupain
Leon Gellert with mask, 1936 Max Dupain

Leon Gellert with mask, 1936 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Russell Drysdale, c. 1945 Max Dupain
Russell Drysdale, c. 1945 Max Dupain
Russell Drysdale, c. 1945 Max Dupain

Russell Drysdale, c. 1945 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain

William Ashton, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain
Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain
Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain

Eleanor Dark, c. 1935 (printed 1940) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Hudson Fysh, c. 1950 Max Dupain
Hudson Fysh, c. 1950 Max Dupain
Hudson Fysh, c. 1950 Max Dupain

Hudson Fysh, c. 1950 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain
Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain
Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain

Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Werner Baer, 1947 Max Dupain
Werner Baer, 1947 Max Dupain
Werner Baer, 1947 Max Dupain

Werner Baer, 1947 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain
Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Elaine Haxton, c. 1940s Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain
Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain
Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain

Eugene Goossens, c. 1954 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain

Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Francis Lymburner, 1941 Max Dupain
Francis Lymburner, 1941 Max Dupain
Francis Lymburner, 1941 Max Dupain

Francis Lymburner, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Francis Lymburner, c. 1946 Max Dupain
Francis Lymburner, c. 1946 Max Dupain
Francis Lymburner, c. 1946 Max Dupain

Francis Lymburner, c. 1946 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Ambrose Hallen, 1941 Max Dupain
Ambrose Hallen, 1941 Max Dupain
Ambrose Hallen, 1941 Max Dupain

Ambrose Hallen, 1941 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Adrian Feint, 1939 Max Dupain
Adrian Feint, 1939 Max Dupain
Adrian Feint, 1939 Max Dupain

Adrian Feint, 1939 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward Max Dupain
Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward Max Dupain
Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward Max Dupain

Dr Hugh Kingsley Ward, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Ben Chifley, n.d. Max Dupain
Ben Chifley, n.d. Max Dupain
Ben Chifley, n.d. Max Dupain

Ben Chifley, n.d. Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tessa Birnie, 1959 Max Dupain
Tessa Birnie, 1959 Max Dupain
Tessa Birnie, 1959 Max Dupain

Tessa Birnie, 1959 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Kathleen Barry 2009

Dame Mary Gilmore, 1961 Max Dupain
Dame Mary Gilmore, 1961 Max Dupain
Dame Mary Gilmore, 1961 Max Dupain

Dame Mary Gilmore, 1961 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2003

June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain
June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain
June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain

June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain
Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain
Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom Max Dupain

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Patrick White and Manoly Lascaris, 1987 Max Dupain
Patrick White and Manoly Lascaris, 1987 Max Dupain
Patrick White and Manoly Lascaris, 1987 Max Dupain

Patrick White and Manoly Lascaris, 1987 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

George Urquhart (Scotty) Allan, 1954 Max Dupain
George Urquhart (Scotty) Allan, 1954 Max Dupain
George Urquhart (Scotty) Allan, 1954 Max Dupain

George Urquhart (Scotty) Allan, 1954 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, 1954 Max Dupain
Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, 1954 Max Dupain
Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, 1954 Max Dupain

Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, 1954 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

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

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

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

David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings
David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings
David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings

David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980 Kate Gollings

Portrait, colour digital print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001

Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Sylvia Davis-Patricelli and Anthony Patricelli, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on laid down on cardboard mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The photographer's shadow (Olive Cotton and Max Dupain), c. 1935 (printed 1999) Olive Cotton
The photographer's shadow (Olive Cotton and Max Dupain), c. 1935 (printed 1999) Olive Cotton
The photographer's shadow (Olive Cotton and Max Dupain), c. 1935 (printed 1999) Olive Cotton

The photographer's shadow (Olive Cotton and Max Dupain), c. 1935 (printed 1999) Olive Cotton

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain

Max Dupain The Vintage Years

Previous exhibition, 2003

During his long and distinguished career Max Dupain took thousands of photographs of people

Portrait 61 Summer 2018/19

Magazine

Max Dupain's unknown portrait subjects, phrenologist Madame Sibly, Indigenous-European relationships, Thomas Gainsborough and more.

Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra, 1982 (printed 2000) David Moore

Three Dimensional

Magazine article by Kate Gollings, 2004

Kate Gollings describes an encounter between three generations of Australian photographers; David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings.

Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, 1954 Max Dupain

Designing the modern world

Nearest & Dearest

Friendship, education, inspiration

Patrick White and Manoly Lascaris, 1987 Max Dupain

A life shared

Devotion

Wartime romance

William Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer

The Reflecting Eye Portraits of Australian Visual Artists

Touring exhibition, 1996

As the first National Portrait Gallery travelling exhibition, The reflecting eye: portraits of Australian visual artists represents an important milestone in the history of Australia's National Portrait Gallery.

The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot), 1999 Lewis Morley

Reveries Photography and mortality

Previous exhibition, 2007

Featuring works by Australian and New Zealand photographers from the late 1970s up to the present day Reveries focuses on images made in the presence of or consciousness of death.

Damien Parer, c. 1939 Max Dupain

Mirror With A Memory Photographic Portraiture in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2000

This is the first major exhibition to examine photographic portraiture in Australia, from its beginnings in the early 1840s to the present day

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

A Tribute to William Dobell

Previous exhibition, 1999

Adapted from A Tribute to William Dobell an exhibition presented by the Australian National University's Drill Hall Gallery in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, The National Gallery of Australia, and the Australian War Memorial. Dobell is of course, celebrated for his achievements in portraiture, winning the Archibald prize (1943, 1948 and 1959), the Wynne Prize (1948), and representing Australia at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Curator Mary Eagle concludes her essay in the catalogue of the exhibition thus, "Overall I see a dissonance in Dobell’s art and life

Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (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

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis

No shirt, no service

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Bon Scott and Angus Young photographed by Rennie Ellis are part of a display celebrating summer and images of the shirtless male.

Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett, c. 1950 (cast 1955-56) Daphne Mayo

A gift for all ages

Magazine article by Rod Kemp, 2003

The then Minister for the Arts and Sport, Rod Kemp, reflects on the value of the Cultural Gifts Program.

Patrick White at Centennial Park, 1979-1980 by Brett Whiteley

White Whiteley The portrait of Patrick White by Brett Whiteley

Previous exhibition, 2012

Eleven works by Brett Whiteley, centred around his scintillating 'Patrick White at Centennial Park 1979-1980'.

Peter Sculthorpe, c. 1969 David Moore

Peter Sculthorpe A Celebration

Previous exhibition, 2009

To celebrate Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday, the National Portrait Gallery has created a feature exhibition of portraits and associated biographic material drawn from the National Portrait Gallery and the composer’s personal collection.

[Self-portrait], 1996

Reveries

Magazine article by Helen Ennis, 2007

The exhibition Reveries: Photography and mortality is a powerful display which brings together images that depict the last phase of people's lives.

Kurt Fearnley, 2012 Adam Knott
Kurt Fearnley, 2012 Adam Knott
Kurt Fearnley, 2012 Adam Knott

Kurt Fearnley, 2012 Adam Knott

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Harry Seidler, Killara, Sydney, 1984 (printed 2000) David Moore

A Captured Moment

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2001

The acquisition of David Moore's archive of portrait photographs for the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Dr Peter Farrell, 2001 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Giving and getting

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

The exhibition Portraits for Posterity celebrates gifts to the Gallery, of purchases made with donated funds, and testifies to the generosity and community spirit of Australians.

Layne Beachley, 2008 Petrina Hicks

Collection: Icons Volume One

Previous exhibition, 2018

When a portrait communicates determination and individuality as boldly as these do, it has the potential to become an iconic image. For the Gallery’s 20th birthday this display brings together a group contemporary photographic portraits of inspiring women and men.

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

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.

Godfrey Miller, 1949 Kerry Dundas

Form and reality

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008

A photographic portrait by Kerry Dundas captures the contemplative mind of visionary painter Godfrey Miller.

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

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.

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner

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.

Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Masters of Fare Chefs, winemakers, providores

Previous exhibition, 2004

Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores celebrates men and women who have championed the unique culinary characteristics and produce of Australia, enriching our lives with new ideas and new flavours over the past forty years.

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

First Ladies Significant Australian Women 1913–2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

First Ladies profiles women who have achieved noteworthy firsts over the past 100 years.

Andy Thomas, 2002 Montalbetti & Campbell

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Previous exhibition, 2015

This exhibition showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC.

Kaloti Parmjit, 2012 by Louise Whelan

Louise Whelan

Finalist interviews
The Jester (self portrait), 1923 Lionel Lindsay

Bloodlines

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Michelle Fracaro describes Lionel Lindsay's woodcut The Jester (self-portrait).

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Talking heads

About Face article

In their own words lead researcher Louise Maher on the novel project that lets the Gallery’s portraits speak for themselves.

The cook (Michael Schmidt/architect), 1987

Hall of mirrors

Magazine article by Naomi Cass, 2007

Naomi Cass, Director of the Centre of Contemporary Photography, in conversation with Anne Zahalka.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic

In and out of focus

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2017

Gael Newton looks at Australian photography, film and the sixties through the novel lens of Mark Strizic.

Helen Blaxland judging flower arrangements, c. 1940s photographer unknown

Petal to the mettle

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

Sarah Engledow lauds the very civil service of Dame Helen Blaxland.

First-Class Marksman, 1946 by Sidney Nolan

Money for Myth

Magazine article by Jane Raffan, 2015

Australian character on the market by Jane Raffan.

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

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.

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

General content

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

The Bare story

General content

Curator, Penny Grist, reveals how this exhibition came to be

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