Historical information

This is a portrait of former ANZCA President, Associate Professor Richard Walsh. In 1996, he was elected Vice President and, in 1998 was elected President, serving a full two year term. This painting was formally presented to the College in 2006. Further information about Associate Professor Richard Walsh can be obtained on the Lives of the Fellows, http://anzca.online-exhibition.net/fellows/fellows-1992/richard-george-walsh/
The artist, Jiawei Shen is a Chinese Australian artist considered to be one of Australia's leading portrait artists. He is most famous for his 2006 winning entry of the prestigious Sir John Sulman Prize in which he painted a portrait of Pope Francis which was presented to His Holiness in 2014.

Physical description

Oil painting on canvas of Associate Professor Richard Walsh sitting to the side facing left on a blue chair, wearing the College gown and President's medal against a plain background. Mounted in a mottled brown coloured frame.

Inscriptions & markings

Lower left hand corner [artist signature \ '05]