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Winner for 1940

Max Meldrum
Dr J. Forbes McKenzie

Winner: Archibald Prize 1940


Finalists for 1940

  • Harold Abbott - Dr W. Arundel Orchard
  • James Muir Auld - Self Portrait
  • Alan Baker - Mr Hamilton
  • Normand Baker - Stella
  • Normand Baker - Self Portrait
  • Rex Battarbee - Chief Kamutu
  • Margaret Beatty - Miss Lorraine Barnes
  • A T Bernaldo - Colonel W. W. Whittle
  • A T Bernaldo - Edwin Rechner, Esq.
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Self Portrait
  • Walter Edmund Burney - Beatrice
  • Charles Bush - Self Portrait
  • James Cant - Waterside Worker
  • Jack Carington Smith - Miss Barbara Swift
  • Frank R Carter - Dr William Maloney
  • Frank R Carter - William Prendergast, M.A., LL.B.
  • Frank R Carter - Christopher Coe
  • Norman Carter - Dr William Wood
  • Norman Carter - Captain P G Taylor, EGM, MC
  • Margaret Cilento - Sir Raphael Cilento, K.B.E.
  • Margaret Coen - Mr Douglas Stewart
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Russell Hooper
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Graeme Pennington
  • A D Colquhoun - Douglas I. Menzies
  • A D Colquhoun - Mrs S. Robinson
  • Bruce M Cousin - Nan
  • William Dargie - Master Paul Warner
  • William Dargie - Daryl Lindsay
  • Sue Dennett - "Borzoi" - Igor Schwezoff
  • Aileen R Dent - Rev. J. Noble-MacKenzie
  • Aileen R Dent - Professor John Gillies
  • Aileen R Dent - Madam Gregor Wood
  • William Dobell - Miss Dorothy Helmrich
  • Douglas Dundas - Miss Dorothy Thornhill
  • Mary Edwards - Self Portrait
  • Mary Edwards - Mrs John R. Carey
  • Elsie Elder - Captain John Collins
  • Nell Eveston - Miss Mary Punch
  • Nell Eveston - Miss Jean Punch
  • Marjorie Glyn-Edwards - Mr A. C. H. Edwards
  • Marjorie Glyn-Edwards - Self Portrait
  • John Barclay Godson - Mrs A. Watson-Mason
  • John Barclay Godson - Selma, daughter of Mrs V. Walder
  • John Barclay Godson - Mrs Henry Murdoch
  • John Barclay Godson - Madge, daughter of A Watson-Mason Esq.
  • John Barclay Godson - Mr Alfred Hill
  • John Barclay Godson - Mrs Alex. Sverjensky
  • N Govett - Sir Stanley Argyle
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Hon Sir James Blair, K.C.M.G.
  • Leonard James Green - Mrs Tom Luxton, Jnr.
  • Thomas J Haberley - Self Portrait
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - H. Neville Smith, Esq.
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Judge Moffitt
  • Sylvia Harris - Mrs J. Doren
  • Sylvia Harris - Prof. J. V. Duhig, M.B., F.R.A.C.P.
  • John R Heath - Dr R. V. Hennesy, F.R.C.S. ( Eng. ) [sic]
  • John R Heath - Self Portrait
  • John J Hennessy - Self Portrait
  • Malcolm C Hone - Portrait
  • Tom Hubble - Douglas M. Barrie
  • Tom Hubble - Miss Hargreave
  • Wyclif E Huston - Dr Max C. McAlister, LL.B.
  • Rupert Hutter - H. S. Elvin, Esq.
  • Mollie G Johnson - Self Portrait
  • Herbert Kemble - Miss Merle Greenwood
  • Herbert Kemble - Frank D. Clulow
  • Clement Charles Kennedy - Miss Jeanie Rankin
  • J Noel Kilgour - Nancy Kilgour
  • J Noel Kilgour - Self Portrait
  • J Noel Kilgour - Mrs J. Kelly
  • Frederick William Leist - Dr H. N. Schlink, M.B., Ch.M., F.R.A.C.S., F.R.G.S.
  • Arthur Lindsay - Portrait
  • Charles Salis Lloyd - J. K. Moir, Esq.
  • Oliver Long - Wolfgang Cardimatis
  • Eva Georgina Lucas - Portrait
  • Tempe Manning - Christine Patricia Manning
  • Tempe Manning - Mr W. A. Byram-Mansell
  • Tempe Manning - Miss Bee Metcalfe
  • Howard Winton Matthews - Gerald de Vahl Davis, B.A., A.R.G., B.Sc.
  • Howard Winton Matthews - Alfred Burke
  • Maxwell - Geoffrey
  • Winifred McCubbin - Susan, daughter of the Artist
  • Herbert W McCulley - Self Portrait
  • Frank Medworth - Muriel, wife of the artist
  • Charles Meere - Freda Robertshaw
  • Charles Meere - H. Naylor
  • Charles Meere - Robert le Gay Brereton
  • Max Meldrum - Dr J. Forbes McKenzie
  • Max Meldrum - The Vice-Chancellor, Melbourne University
  • Henry W Minton - Portrait
  • Nancy Moffat - Mrs Clarence Weber, M.L.A.
  • Alan Moore - Self Portrait
  • Arthur J Murch - R. Windeyer, Esq., K.C.
  • Reginal Jerrold-Nathan - Sir John Butters
  • Reginal Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Bertha Maxwell
  • Reginal Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs C. Bede Maxwell
  • Reginal Jerrold-Nathan - Dr Cecil Pursor, B.A., M.B., Ch.M., F.R.A.C.P.
  • Percival James Norton - E. Cochrane-Emerton, Esq.
  • Roy Opie - Mr Alan Eddy
  • Thelma Parr - Zara Brett
  • Esther Paterson - Self Portrait
  • Esther Paterson - Herman Gill, Esq.
  • C W Peck - Flying Officer W. Geoffrey Campbell
  • C W Peck - Paddy, Patsy and Pat
  • C W Peck - Self Portrait
  • Clif Peir - Miriam Hyde
  • Russell W Phillips - Portrait
  • Russell W Phillips - Self Portrait
  • M Prowse Carey - John
  • James Quinn - Percival Serle
  • James Quinn - Archbishop Mannix
  • Walter Rayment - Gunner Lawrence Rayment
  • Ingrid Rayner - Self Portrait
  • Eileen M Robertson - Self Portrait
  • J H R Rousel - O. H. Hudson, Esq.
  • J H R Rousel - Sydney Long, A.R.E.
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Miss Lew Ton
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - George Allen, Sculptor
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Mr Louis Lavater
  • William Rowell - Self Portrait
  • William Rowell - Judge Foster
  • William Rowell - Harrison Owen, Esq.
  • Samuel Rudgley - Self Portrait
  • Douglas Russell - The Widow
  • A W Sampson - Major C. A. Strachan [sic]
  • Eric Saunders - G. Koshnitsky
  • Eric Saunders - Miss Ursula Pollock
  • Roderick Shaw - Yvonne Webb
  • A J Shepherd - Pioneer
  • David Sing - Miss M. McDermott
  • David Sing - Rev. Dr Eris O'Brien
  • David Sing - Frere Jean
  • Joshua Smith - Mrs Mary Wilson Blackwood
  • Joshua Smith - Mr JA Smith
  • Syd Sullivan - Self Portrait
  • Graham A Thorley - A. S. Kenyon, Esq.
  • Dora Toovey - Janet Campbell
  • Dora Toovey - Jacqueline, daughter of the artist
  • Lyall Trindall - Dame Mary Gilmore, D.B.E.
  • Lyall Trindall - Tom McClelland, Esq.
  • Lyall Trindall - F. A. L. Butler, Esq.
  • Alice Turnbull - Self Portrait
  • Hayward Veal - Mr G. H. Brown
  • Percy Watson - Miss Eva Harris
  • Charles Wheeler - John Wilkins, Esq.
  • Charles Wheeler - Canon E. S. Hughes
  • Harold V Whitlock - Lieutenant Jamieson
  • Harold V Whitlock - Fae
  • Eric Wilson - Mrs J. Edmondson
  • Rita Wilson - Mrs Edwin Wilson
  • Joseph Wolinski - Surgeon-Capt. Leonard Darby, C.B.E., R.A.N.
  • Joseph Wolinski - Colonel Wilfred Vickers
  • Joseph Wolinski - Roderic Quinn
  • Joseph Wolinski - Bernard Sugerman, LL.B.
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self Portrait
  • Arnold Zimmerman - Jascha Gopinko