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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 at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams
Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams
Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams

Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams 1998
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams
Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams
Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams

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

Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore
Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore
Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore

Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

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

Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis
Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis
Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis

Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (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

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams
Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams
Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Galley
Purchased 1999

John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams
John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams
John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams

John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams

Portrait, drypoint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Mollison AO 2007

Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams
Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams
Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams

Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams

Portrait, gouache on paper laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2012

Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams
Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams
Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams

Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams
Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams
Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams

Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

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.

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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.