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Stanislaus Rapotec



Judy Cassab

Australia, Austria, Hungary

15 Aug 1920 - 03 Nov 2015


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.




Media category


Materials used

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".


Purchased 1961


Not on display

Accession number


Archibald Prize

Winner - 1960

Artist information

Judy Cassab

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 18 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.

Anne Ryan, Look, 'Vale Judy Cassab', pg. 16-17, Sydney, Feb 2016, 17 (colour illus.).

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), Sun-Herald, Sydney, 27 Jan 1961.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Observer, London, 18 Feb 1962.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Daily telegraph and daily news, Sydney, 28 Jan 1961.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Bulletin, Sydney, 01 Feb 1961.