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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.

Rudy Komon Louis Kahan
Rudy Komon Louis Kahan
Rudy Komon Louis Kahan

Rudy Komon, 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

Professor Harry Messel, 1973 Louis Kahan
Professor Harry Messel, 1973 Louis Kahan
Professor Harry Messel, 1973 Louis Kahan

Professor Harry Messel, 1973 Louis Kahan

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

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

Sir Mark Oliphant, late 1960s Louis Kahan
Sir Mark Oliphant, late 1960s Louis Kahan
Sir Mark Oliphant, late 1960s Louis Kahan

Sir Mark Oliphant, late 1960s Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Peter Thomson, c. 1960 Louis Kahan
Peter Thomson, c. 1960 Louis Kahan
Peter Thomson, c. 1960 Louis Kahan

Peter Thomson, c. 1960 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mary Thomson 2017

Peter Hall Louis Kahan
Peter Hall Louis Kahan
Peter Hall Louis Kahan

Peter Hall, 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

Alan Marshall Louis Kahan
Alan Marshall Louis Kahan
Alan Marshall Louis Kahan

Alan Marshall, Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen and pen and ink on paper laid down on cardboard

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

Sir Asher Joel Louis Kahan
Sir Asher Joel Louis Kahan
Sir Asher Joel Louis Kahan

Sir Asher Joel, 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

Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan

Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan

Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan
Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan
Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan

Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

A guy from Paris

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2018

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

Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-71 Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-71 Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-71 Louis Kahan

Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-71 Louis Kahan

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Sir John Gorton Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton Louis Kahan
Sir John Gorton Louis Kahan

Sir John Gorton, 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

Dr Stephen Fitzgerald, late 1970s Louis Kahan
Dr Stephen Fitzgerald, late 1970s Louis Kahan
Dr Stephen Fitzgerald, late 1970s Louis Kahan

Dr Stephen Fitzgerald, late 1970s 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

Rada Penfold Russell Louis Kahan
Rada Penfold Russell Louis Kahan
Rada Penfold Russell Louis Kahan

Rada Penfold Russell, 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

Archbishop James Knox Louis Kahan
Archbishop James Knox Louis Kahan
Archbishop James Knox Louis Kahan

Archbishop James Knox, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil and gouache 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 both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.