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)