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Dr John Yu

An interview with the acclaimed pediatrician Dr. John Yu who describes the process of having his portrait sculpture created by artist Ah Xian.

Interview wtih Dr John Yu
Video: 2 minutes

The National Portrait Gallery would like to thank Dr John Yu for his kind assistance with this project. Images courtesy of Dr George Soutter.

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2 portraits

1Dr John Yu, 2004. 2Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu), 2003. Both Ah Xian.

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Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
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Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian

Clay, water, fire

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2005

Ah Xian's porcelain portrait of paediatrician Dr. John Yu reflects Yu's heritage and interests.

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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.