Dupain, Max (1911-1992)

Also known as
Dupain, M. S. (Maxwell Spencer) (1911-1992)
Dupain, Max
Dupain, Maxwell Spencer (1911-1992)
Field of activity
Artist; Photographer
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Max Dupain was one of Australia's outstanding photographers of the mid 20th century, specialising in architecture, merchandise, industrial and portrait commissions, as well as his own landscape and scenery compositions. His works have been exhibited widely and form the basis of various books.

Max Dupain (1911-1992)was Australia’s most important photographer between Harold Cazenoux and David Moore and John Gollings. The photographer of choice for most leading Sydney architects from the 1950s to the 1980s. Preferred black and white silver gelatin prints or 35mm colour slides to medium and large format transparencies. Dupain’s own house (shared with another noted photographer, his first wife Olive Cotton) was designed by Arthur Baldwinson in the mid 1950s. Books with substantial quantities of Dupain photographs include: Max Dupain, Old Colonial Buildings of Australia, Methuen 1980; Peter Johnson, Leslie Wilkinson: A Practical Idealist, Unwin Hyman 1983; Gael Newton, Max Dupain, David Ell Press 1980; James Broadbent, Clive Lucas and Ian Stapleton, The Golden Decade of Australian Architecture: The Work of John Verge, David Ell Press 1978, and Francis Greenway: A Celebration, Cassell Australia 1980.Sources—Various websites accessed on a Google search October

Flourished

  • fl. c.1928 - 1992

View the full record at Design and Art Australia Online

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Max Dupain's extensive and acclaimed photographic output includes an important series shot between 1936 and 1940 of dancers from Ballets Russes companies that were visiting Australia at the time: the Monte Carlo Russian Ballet, the Covent Garden Russian Ballet and the Original Ballet Russe. Mostly posed, indoor studies they capture the glamour and allure of the dancers, who included Irina Baronova, Helene Kirsova, David Lichine, Serge Lifar, Sono Osato, Paul Petroff, Tamara Toumanova and Igor Youskevitch. A small part of the series was shot outdoors in Frenchs Forest using natural light. The series was commissioned by the publisher Sydney Ure Smith and many of the shots were originally published in glossy magazine The Home. Dupain also photographed dancers of the Kirsova Ballet and the Bodenwieser Ballet in Sydney during the 1940s.

Max Dupain, whose photos became icons of the Australian way of life, has died aged 81.

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  • (see also) Seidler, Harry
  • (see also) Seidler, Penelope
  • (see also) Baldwinson, Arthur N.

    <p>commission for design and construction of residence</p>

  • (see also) Doll's head and goat's skull
  • (see also) Photographs for the exhibition catalogue 'Alun Leach-Jones : a print retrospective 1966-1994'
  • (see also) Blaxland, Antonia
  • (see also) Bostock, Cecil W.
  • (see also) Cotton, Olive
  • (see also) Cotton, Olive
  • (see also) Curtis, Robert Emerson
  • (see also) Delawarr, Valentine
  • (see also) Dupain, Rex
  • (see also) Humphreys, Jennifer
  • (see also) Mitelman, Jacqueline
  • (see also) Seale, Clem
  • (see also) Sievers, Wolfgang

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  1. Max Dupain (1911-1992) : estate photographs, Sydney, Sunday 19 June 2016
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Book : 2016 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  2. [Max Dupain : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
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  3. Max Dupain / with Caroline Jones
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
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  4. Papers of Max Dupain
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Unpublished : 1937-1952 ]
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  5. Max Dupain (1911-1992) : part II, the final estate photographs, Sydney, Monday 19 June 2017
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Book : 2017 ]
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  6. Portrait of Max Dupain, 1942 / Max Dupain
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
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  7. Max Dupain interviewed by Ken Russell Henderson
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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    Max Dupain interviewed by Ken Russell Henderson
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  8. Max Dupain, self portrait, 1938 / Max Dupain
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
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  9. Max Dupain's Manly : the artist and the Northern Beaches series
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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  10. Max Dupain, self portrait, with saucepans, Bond Street Studio, [Sydney], early 1930s / Max Dupain
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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  1. Max Dupain (1911-1992) : estate photographs, Sydney, Sunday 19 June 2016
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Book : 2016 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  2. [Max Dupain : Australasian Art & Artists File]
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
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  3. Max Dupain / with Caroline Jones
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Papers of Max Dupain
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Unpublished : 1937-1952 ]
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  5. Max Dupain (1911-1992) : part II, the final estate photographs, Sydney, Monday 19 June 2017
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  6. Portrait of Max Dupain, 1942 / Max Dupain
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  7. Max Dupain interviewed by Ken Russell Henderson
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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  8. Max Dupain, self portrait, 1938 / Max Dupain
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  9. Max Dupain's Manly : the artist and the Northern Beaches series
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  10. Max Dupain, self portrait, with saucepans, Bond Street Studio, [Sydney], early 1930s / Max Dupain
    Dupain, Max, 1911-1992
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  1. Cotton, Olive (1911-2003)
    Women photographers; Artist;
    ... Dupain, Max ... Photographer, was married to Max Dupain. Cotton is recognised as one of Australia's leading ... in 1929. In mid-1934 she began to work with her childhood friend, Max Dupain , in his newly opened ...
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  2. Dupain, Rex (1954-)
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    ... Dupain, Max ... Max and Rex Dupain's Sydney ... son of photographer Max Dupain. Photographer born in Sydney in 1954. Dupain’s work depicts ... Australian culture. Rex Dupain is the son of photographer Max Dupain. This entry is a stub. A full bio is ...
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  3. Dupain, George Zephirin (1881-1958)
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    ... Dupain, George Zephirin (18811111-19581218) ... George Dupain, in partnership with Max Cotton, a senior lecturer in physiology at the University of ... Sydney, built up the Dupain Institute of Physical Education. He wrote a number of books on physical ...
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  1. Harold H. Smith architectural drawings, town plans, photographs and realia, ca. 1937-ca. 1986
    Smith, Harold Harry
    [ Photograph, Map : 1986 ]
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  3. The Finished Library
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    The new Library offered a range of services to readers, both onsite and across Australia. In 1968 photographer Max Dupain took a series of images that celebrate the beauty of the interiors. Visitors t...

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  2. Max Dupain
    Porter, R
    [ Book : 2000 ]
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  3. Bondi to Broken Hill / Rex Dupain ; essay by John McDonald
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  4. Max Dupain : photographer
    [ Book : 1990 ]
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  1. Max Dupain
    [ Video : 1991 ]
    At RMIT Library
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  2. Max Dupain . Photography
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    At TAFE SA
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  3. Max Dupain : fragments of history
    [ Video : 1978 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  4. Dupain exhibition
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  1. Dupain's advice on photography
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 11 November 1982 p 7 Article
    ... Dupain's advice on photography Leading photographer Max Dupain criticised yesterday "the shoddy ... Australian National Gallery to study their craft. Mr Dupain officially opened the gallery's first special ... 62 words
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  2. Max Dupain To Select Booklet Prints
    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Tuesday 28 January 1947 p 6 Article
    ... Max Dupain To Select Booklet Prints Mr. Max Dupain, wellknown Australian photo-grapher, will arrive ... publicity booklets. Mr G.D. Mitchell, organiser of   the celebrations, said today that Mr Dupain would ... 127 words
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  3. Book Review Photographs by Max Dupain
    Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Tuesday 30 March 1948 p 4 Article
    ... Book Review Photographs hy Max Dupain Fifty-one full page plates on heavy art paper comprise a ... , Max Dupain. The edition is limited to 1000 copies, each signed by Dupain who, for some years, has been ... 218 words
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  1. DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY. CONTRACTS ARRANGED.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 15 September 1966 [Issue No.78] p 4727

    Government Gazette Tenders And Contracts

    ... . Ltd., Melbourne A.A. Hospital Equipment Co., Newtown David Mathieson & Assoc , Melbourne Max Dupain ... 683 words
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  2. Watches and Jewellery Reported Stolen, Missing, Etc.
    New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930) Wednesday 21 September 1927 [Issue No.38] p 532

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    ... Higgins, 24 Queen-street, Mos man. George Zephirin Dupain, 162 Parra matta-road, Ashfield. Elizabeth ... , Bernard avenue, Gladesville. Max Antonell, 7 Wyatt-avenue, Bur wood. William John Hodge, 70 Belgrave ... 1606 words
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  3. CONTRACTS ARRANGED
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 21 March 1978 p 145

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    ... Element Pty Ltd, Brookvale, NSW R N Cooper, St Ives, NSW Max Dupain & Associates Pty Ltd, Artar mon, NSW P ... Ltd, Black burn, Vic Tektronix Aust Pty Ltd, Hawthorn, Vic Tektronix Aust Pty Ltd, Hawthorn, Vic Max ... 10814 words
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  1. Dupain, Max
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  2. Girls in new science laboratory, SCEGGS Redlands - Dupain, Max
    Dupain, Max
    [ Unpublished : 1967 ]
    At Samuel Marsden Arch
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  3. Scrapbook containing vintage photographs by Max Dupain
    [ Published : 1947 ]
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    At Maritime Museum
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  1. Max Dupain
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
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    Riddell, Elizabeth
    Art and Australia
    [ Article : 1975 ]
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  3. Max Dupain
    Fatin, Wendy
    [ Article : 1992 ]
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  4. Max Dupain [Obituaries]
    Moore, David; Newton, Gael
    Art and Australia
    [ Article : 1992 ]
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