Judy Williams ; Juliet Kac; 2002; 2012.009


Judy Williams

About this object

"When I first met Judy I mentioned to my mother that I would like to paint her portrait as I greatly admired her work as an artist." -Juliet Kac
Judy's mother, Joan was an active member of the Friends of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.

Judy Williams was the founder of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, which began as an idea she had at a dinner party, which she preserved with and developed into a sustainable, functioning Wellington landmark. Judy graduated from Canterbury University College with her Diploma of Fine Arts. She also studied a BA including logic and ethics. She spent many years producing art, exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts where she was a board member, and was also commissioned to paint several of the past presidents of the Royal Society.

Artist, Juliet Kac studued at the Elan School of Fine Art, later travelling to the UK where she graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Brighton in 2003. She is based in Brighton, and teaches life drawing at Sussex University and Phoenix Brighton, and printmaking at the University of Brighton.


Juliet Kac

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Medium and Materials

Oil on canvas

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Juliet Kac 2002 (Bottom right)


framed 83 x 68, unframed 60 x 45

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Williams: Judy

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