An image of Portrait of Patrick White

Louis Kahan

(Australia, Austria 05 May 1905 – 16 Jul 2002)

Portrait of Patrick White

Location
Not on display
Further information

The subject of the 1962 Archibald winning portrait, Patrick White, was one of Australia's most respected but reclusive authors. Louis Kahan told the 'Sun' newspaper of 18 January 1963 that he had painted the portrait from sketches made at Patrick White's home eight months previously for an illustration for a series on Australian writers in 'Meanjin', a literary journal. The Gallery purchased Kahan's portrait in 1963.

Peter Ross, 'Let's Face It: The history of the Archibald Prize' 2005, pg. 142.

Year
1962
Media
Painting
Medium
oil, synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
Dimensions
122.0 x 91.5 cm board; 140.5 x 110.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., oil "Louis Kahan 62".
Credit
Purchased 1963
Accession number
OA2.1963
Copyright
© AGNSW