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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
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1949

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on book page

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, early 1970s

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

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

Roy Grounds
Roy Grounds
Roy Grounds

Roy Grounds, 1961

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pencil on paper

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

Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pencil on paper

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

Roy Grounds
Roy Grounds
Roy Grounds

Roy Grounds, 1960-1961

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pencil on paper

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

Les Bury
Les Bury
Les Bury

Les Bury, 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

Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke
Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, graphite pencil on paper

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

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs
Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs

Herbert Cole 'Nugget' Coombs, 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

Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018

Imants Tillers
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 64 canvas boards (nos. 108101-108164)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Bednall, Jillian Broadbent AC, John Kaldor AO and Naomi Milgrom AO 2018

George Bell
George Bell
George Bell

George Bell, 1951

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam
Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, 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

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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