This work was a finalist in the 1961 Archibald Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1962.
oil, synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
91.4 x 121.9 cm board; 113.2 x 143.8 x 2.6 cm frame :
0 - Whole; 91.5 x 122 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., oil "Louis Kahan 61".
Not on display
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Selected entries from the Archibald and Sulman competitions (1962), National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1962 -
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Competitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jan 1963–17 Feb 1963
Acquisitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1963–12 May 1963
Louis Kahan: A Portrait (1997), Jewish Museum of Australia, 15 Jun 1997–17 Aug 1997
Louis Kahan: drawing on life (2005):
Referenced in 5 publications
Edmund Capon and Ursula Prunster, Face to face: Australian portraits, Sydney, 1986, (colour illus.). cat.no. 37
Lesley Harding, Louis Kahan: drawing on life, Horsham, 2005, 22. cat.no. 5
Jewish Museum of Australia, Catalogue of Louis Kahan retrospecitve exhibition, Melbourne, 1997, 10.
Susan McCulloch, Alan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs, The new McCulloch's encyclopedia of Australian art, Carlton, 2006, 791 (colour illus.).
The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Selected entries from the Archibald and Wynne Competitions', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, cat. no. 3