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Professor Frank Fenner

'A White Shirt'

Interview with Professor Frank Fenner
Video: 2 minutes

An interview with Professor Frank Fenner who describes his life and the creation of his portrait. The National Portrait Gallery would like to thank Professor Frank Fenner for his kind assistance with this project.

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

Video transcript

2 portraits

1 Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae. © Commonwealth of Australia. 2 Study for the portrait of Professor Frank Fenner, 2007 by Jude Rae.

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