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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.

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 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 George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes
Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes
Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes

Sir George Coles, c. 1935 W B McInnes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Coles Myer Ltd 2002
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

Portrait of Sir Edgar Coles, 1962 Reinis Zusters
Portrait of Sir Edgar Coles, 1962 Reinis Zusters
Portrait of Sir Edgar Coles, 1962 Reinis Zusters

Portrait of Sir Edgar Coles, 1962 Reinis Zusters

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of Sir Edgar Coles 2014

Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie
Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie
Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 William Dargie

Sir Edgar Coles, c. 1970 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

Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd’s Mysterious Eyes 6 May 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled a focus exhibition of captivating portraits by renowned artist Arthur Boyd, titled Mysterious eyes: Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945.

Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Mysterious eyes Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945

Previous exhibition, 2016

Boyd’s self-portrait at age 25 is joined by his equally emotive portraits of those around him.

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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.