The Portraits

Collecting portraits from all over the world

In Changi Brouwer portrayed more than 300 inmates of different nationalities. For this work he asked a small payment. The proceeds enabled him to buy or smuggle some food and new painting-materials. His artwork was thus part of the internal camp economy, crucial to the survival of the soldiers. Collecting and presenting these portraits means giving a face - and a recognition - to the allied soldiers who struggled so hard during their years of imprisonment.

Chalmers, Hector MacDonaldAustralia

Chalmers, Hector MacDonald
Australia

Hector Chalmers (1904-1978), AIF lieutenant (Australian War Memorial).

Hughes, Arthur Robert Percy

Hughes, Arthur Robert Percy

Arthur Hughes (1900-1992), Major Indian Signal Corps (Auckland War Memorial, New Zealand)

Schie, Simon van

Schie, Simon van

Dutch Lieutenant Simon van Schie (1903-1970) (Museum Bronbeek, The Netherlands)

Galleghan, FrederickAustralia

Galleghan, Frederick
Australia

Australian major general Frederick ‘Black Jack’ Galleghan (1897-1971)

Robinson, Arthur Cyril

Robinson, Arthur Cyril

Arthur Robinson (1897-1968), staff sergeant AIF (Australian War Memorial)

Beales, Clifford Maxwell

Beales, Clifford Maxwell

Clifford Beales (1912-1984), British dental officer (Imperial War Museum, London)

Kinder, Claude Steele

Kinder, Claude Steele

Claude Steele Kinder (1902-1968), British police officer in Malaya (Private collection)

Deumens, Jan

Deumens, Jan

Jan Deumens (1892-1983), accountant and soldier. (Private collection)

Nagel, Ad van der

Nagel, Ad van der

Ad van der Nagel (1903-1990), Dutch plantation assistent and soldier. (Private collection)
Brouwer, C.W.Dutch East-Indies

Brouwer, C.W.
Dutch East-Indies

Cornelis Brouwer (1897-1982), Dutch teacher and soldier (Private collection)

Perry, Ian – Lieutenant – Australia

Perry, Ian – Lieutenant – Australia

Ian Perry (1916-1985), Lieutenant AIF (private collection)

McLoughlin, G.J.AustraliaCaptain

McLoughlin, G.J.
Australia
Captain

George James McLoughlin (1912-1995), Captain AIF. (Private Collection)

Davies, J.E.

Davies, J.E.

Joseph Davies  (1906-1942), British Royal Navy (private collection)

Geus, Pieter de

Geus, Pieter de

Pieter de Geus (1903-1969), Dutch teacher and soldier (Private collection)

Cahill, Richard Lloyd

Cahill, Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd Cahill (1914-2012), Australian Medical Officer (private collection)

Voordouw, Anthonius

Voordouw, Anthonius

Anton Voordouw (1906-1989), Dutch infantry soldier (Museum Bronbeek)

Hofstede, Nicolaas

Hofstede, Nicolaas

Nicolaas Hofstede (1909-1990), Dutch lieutenant (private collection)

Over de Linden, Okke

Over de Linden, Okke

Okke over de Linden (1911-1997), Dutch lieutenant (private collection)

Manella, Joseph R.USALieutenant

Manella, Joseph R.
USA
Lieutenant

Joseph R. Manella (1918), Lieutenant US Air Force (private collection)

Haddow, Andrew Ross

Haddow, Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross Haddow (1916-2009), Scottisch flying officer (private collection)