Sister Bullwinkel

Accession Number ART93381
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 57 cm x 38.5 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen, ink and wash on paper
Maker Kahan, Louis
Date made 1964
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Army organisation period 1961-

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Three quarter portrait of Sister Vivian Bullwinkel wearing military dress uniform. In 1964 Bullwinkel became the first woman appointed a Trustee of the Australian War Memorial.

Born in 1905 in Vienna, Austria, Louis Kahan came to Australian in 1947. His portraits of famous Australian's were published in journals and newspapers and in 1962 he won the Archibald Prize with a portrait of Australian author Patrick White.

Donated through the Australian Cultural Gifts Program by the Kahan family 2008