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The Hon. Alex Chernov AC KC

2019
Anne Middleton

oil on linen (support: 150.0 cm x 150.0 cm)
Image not available (NC)

Alex Chernov is a man of integrity. His gaze is penetrating, measured and acutely observant. His roles have included President of the Victorian Bar and Law Council of Australia, King’s Counsel, Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and its Court of Appeal, Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, 28th Governor of Victoria, and deputy to the Governor-General. Alex’s outstanding contributions were recognised in 2008 with an Order of Australia, followed by a Companion of the Order in 2012. Alex is of Russian parentage – I have amplified his translucent skin using layers of opaque and transparent oil paint, conveying the complexity and subtlety of the man.

Gift of twenty members of the Victorian Bar 2020

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Artist and subject

Anne Middleton

The Hon. Alex Chernov AC KC (age 81 in 2019)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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