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James Cook

James Cook

1728-1779
Circumnavigator
Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Roger James Cook

Roger James Cook

1943-
Investigative journalist and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir John Cornforth

Sir John Cornforth

1917-2013
Chemist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frank Debenham

Frank Debenham

1883-1965
Geologist; Founder Director of Scott Polar Research Institute
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Finch

Peter Finch

1916-1977
Film actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

1774-1814
Hydrographer; inventor of the Flinders Bar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan Freeman

Alan Freeman

1927-2006
Disc jockey
Sitter in 4 portraits
Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer

1939-
Writer and broadcaster; Professor of English and Comparative Studies
Sitter in 10 portraits
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

1930-
Television presenter and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Robert Murray Helpmann

Sir Robert Murray Helpmann

1909-1986
Ballet dancer, choreographer, actor and producer
Sitter in 16 portraits
Richard Hillary

Richard Hillary

1919-1943
Spitfire pilot; author of 'The Last Enemy'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes

Robert Studley Forrest Hughes

1938-2012
Art critic, writer and television documentary maker
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rod Hull

Rod Hull

1935-1999
Puppeteer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries

1934-
Entertainer and writer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Clive James

Clive James

1939-2019
Writer and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

1903-1941
Airwoman
Sitter in 31 portraits
Eileen Joyce

Eileen Joyce

1912-1991
Pianist
Sitter in 15 portraits
Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette

1958-
Writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lionel George Logue

Lionel George Logue

1880-1953
Speech therapist (cured George VI's stammer)
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir David Low

Sir David Low

1891-1963
Cartoonist
Sitter in 27 portraits | Artist associated with 495 portraits

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