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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.

Doug Anthony Louis Kahan
Doug Anthony Louis Kahan
Doug Anthony Louis Kahan

Doug Anthony, 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

Thomas Leech Louis Kahan
Thomas Leech Louis Kahan
Thomas Leech Louis Kahan

Thomas Leech, 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

Sir Frank Packer Louis Kahan
Sir Frank Packer Louis Kahan
Sir Frank Packer Louis Kahan

Sir Frank Packer, 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

Arthur Calwell Louis Kahan
Arthur Calwell Louis Kahan
Arthur Calwell Louis Kahan

Arthur Calwell, 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

Harry Messel Louis Kahan
Harry Messel Louis Kahan
Harry Messel Louis Kahan

Harry Messel, 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

Malcolm Fraser Louis Kahan
Malcolm Fraser Louis Kahan
Malcolm Fraser Louis Kahan

Malcolm Fraser, 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

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, 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

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

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.

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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.