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Michael Leunig

'Drawing the human spirit'

Michael Leunig 'Drawing the human spirit'
Video: 6 minutes 27 seconds

Philosopher, cartoonist and national treasure, Michael Leunig discusses his art.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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3 portraits

1Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman. © Jacqueline Mitelman. 2Michael Leunig, 1995 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig. © Helga Leunig. 3Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig. © Helga Leunig.

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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.