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Portrait of Miss Suzanne Crookston



Arthur Murch


08 Jul 1902 - 23 Sep 1989


This painting was a finalist in the 1935 Archibald Prize.


Other Title

Portrait of Suzanne



Media category


Materials used

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


Not on display

Accession number


Archibald Prize

- 1935

Artist information

Arthur Murch

Works in the collection


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history

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. 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. 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.).