Judy Cassab was the second woman artist to win the Archibald Prize in 1960. She painted her friend and fellow artist, Stanislaus Rapotec. The Gallery purchased her winning painting in 1961.
oil on hardboard
152.5 x 91.5 cm board; 169.3 x 108.0 x 4.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., blue oil "Cassab/ 60".
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Competitions 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Jan 1961–05 Mar 1961
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962
Judy Cassab survey exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 29 May 1998–28 Jun 1998
As Australian as Archibald? The Australian artist as immigrant: A conversation with Judy Cassab., Sydney Jewish Museum, 28 Apr 2006–09 Jun 2006
Referenced in 17 publications
Draga Gelt and Liliana Eggleston-Tomažič, Anthology of Slovenia artists and sculptors, Melbourne, 2010, 52, 53 (colour illus.).
John Hetherington, Australian painters, forty profiles, Melbourne, 1963, 188 (illus.).
Anna Waldmann, The Archibald Prize: an illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1981, 229 (colour illus.).
Susan Hunt, The Archibald Prize 1921-1993, Sydney, 1993, 7 (colour illus.).
Lou Klepac, Judy Cassab: artists and friends, Sydney, 1988, 31 (colour illus.).
Elwyn Lynn, Judy Cassab: places, faces and fantasies, Melbourne, 1984, 124 (colour illus.).
Angus Maude (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 28 Jan 1961.
Brenda Niall, Judy Cassab: a portrait, 'Judy Cassab: a portrait', Sydney, 2005, (colour illus.) located between pg 180-81.
John Olsen, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Artist who painted with thunder', pg. 18, Sydney, 21 Nov 1997, 18 (illus.). Arts section: Obituary of Stanislaus Rapotec by John Olsen. A photograph of Rapotec with Judy Cassab in front of her 1960 Archibald Prize-winning portrait of the artist.
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The Postwar Years', pg. 40-62, Sydney, 1999, 56 (colour illus.), 131 (colour illus.).
Peter Ross, Let's face it: the history of the Archibald Prize, 'The postwar years: Judy Cassab', pg. 53-54, Sydney, 2005, 53 (illus.), 54 (colour illus.), 141 (colour illus.). Photograph on pg. 53 with Judy Cassab and Stanislaus Rapotec standing infront of the painting.
Anna Waldmann, Art and Australia (Vol. 20, No. 2), 'The Archibald Prize', pg. 213-236, Sydney, Summer 1982, 229 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Nation, Sydney, 11 Feb 1961.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 01 Feb 1961.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Observer, London, 18 Feb 1962.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph and daily news, Sydney, 28 Jan 1961.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 27 Jan 1961.