Portrait of Miss Suzanne Crookston
08 Jul 1902 - 23 Sep 1989
This painting was a finalist in the 1935 Archibald Prize.
Portrait of Suzanne
oil on canvas
76.0 x 60.0 cm; 92.8 x 75.5 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r.corner, brown oil "MURCH". Not dated.
Gift of Miss Jacqueline Crookston 2006
© Murch Family. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Society of Artists annual exhibition (1935), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 06 Sep 1935–04 Oct 1935
Archibald and Wynne Prizes (1935), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Jan 1936–02 Feb 1936
Arthur Murch 1902-1989: A Retrospective:
Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003
Referenced in 10 publications
Longstaff. Wynne Prize to Muir Auld', The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Archibald Prize: Won, pg. 14, Sydney, 18 Jan 1936, 14. Reference to portraits painted by Arthur Murch.
Joseph Eisenberg, Arthur Murch 1902-1989: A retrospective, 'Arthur Murch 1902-1989: a retrospective', pg. 5-11, Armidale, 1992, 5, 18. cat.no. 2
Liz Gibson, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Rayner Hoff / Arthur Murch', pg. 60-71, Sydney, 2002, 66 (colour illus.), 145, 147.
Steven Miller, Look, 'A dog's life', pg. 18-19, Sydney, Dec 2015-Jan 2016, 18, 19 (colour illus.).
Steven Miller, Dogs in Australian art, 'Black and tan terrier (miniature)', pg. 50-51, Kent Town, 2012, 50, 51 (colour illus.).
Ria Murch, Arthur Murch: An artist's life 1902-1989, Avalon Beach, 1997, 43, 53, 76 (colour illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Archibald Prize 1935: list of entries, Sydney, 1935, 3.
Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1935), Sydney, 1935, 1. cat.no. 103; titled 'Portrait of Miss Suzanne Crookston'; NFS
Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 61], Sydney, Nov 1935, 25 (illus.). titled 'Portrait of Miss Suzanne Crookston'; This picture was awarded the Society of Artists' Award, 1935.
Author Unknown, The Art of William Dobell, Sydney, 1946, 47 (illus.).