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Archibald Prize 1934

Entries: 92 works
Exhibition dates: 19 January to 28 March 1935
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

Henry Hanke became the first artist to win the Archibald Prize with a self-portrait. Some criticised the subject – a down-on-his-luck young man in worker’s clothes – as not being ‘distinguished’. However, Hanke’s story captured the public interest and audiences were larger than for any previous Archibald Prize exhibition.

  • Harold Abbott - Master Bruce Abbott
  • Harold Abbott - J Armstrong, Esq
  • Harold Abbott - Rev John Edwards, MA
  • Harold Abbott - Miss Ruth Waterhouse
  • James Muir Auld - Self-portrait
  • Herbert Badham - HL Badham, Esq
  • James A Bowman - H Ellison, Esq
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Miss AME Bale
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Miss G Hamilton
  • Mary E Byrne - W Clemsha, Esq
  • A H Carstens - Mrs D Earle
  • Elaine Coghlan - The Russian cap
  • Colin Colahan - Katherine Susannah Prichard
  • Colin Colahan - Alfred Hill, Esq
  • Colin Colahan - Theodore Fink, Esq
  • Colin Colahan - Mireille de Civrieux
  • Colin Colahan - Dr D Murray Morton
  • A D Colquhoun - Sir Frank Gavan Duffy
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Joyce Jaques
  • A D Colquhoun - Mrs Cyril Niven
  • A D Colquhoun - JJ Liston, Esq
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Dorothy Whitehead
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Miss Jean Lawrence
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Captain WA Robertson
  • William Dargie - The pink scarf
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Commander Nurra
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Miss Betty Morgan
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Burchell Benbow, Esq
  • Aileen R Dent - Lieut Col T W White
  • Aileen R Dent - Mrs Alfred Deakin
  • Aileen R Dent - Sir Herbert Gepp
  • Aileen R Dent - Hon King O'Malley
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Commander Matheson
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Mrs Ramsden
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Dr John Maude
  • Ray S Gower - Mrs L Newman
  • Ray S Gower - JJ Gower, Esq
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Portrait
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Eric Langker, Esq
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Self-portrait (Winner: Archibald Prize 1934)
  • Harry Bromilow Harrison - Miss McGrail
  • Tom Hubble - Percy Lindsay, Esq
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Halse Roges
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Marshall
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Wallace Nelson, Esq
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Dr Clarence Read
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - TE Fisk, Esq
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Alderman AL Parker, Lord Mayor of Sydney
  • A Elizabeth Kelly - Miss Bryant
  • Clement Charles Kennedy - Portrait
  • Alan W Lee - Portrait
  • Frederick William Leist - Self-portrait
  • John Longstaff - Lady Cussen
  • John Longstaff - Sir William Irvine
  • Herbert W McCulley - Self-portrait
  • W B McInnes - Virginia
  • W B McInnes - Mr Hugh Devine
  • W B McInnes - Mrs 'B'
  • W B McInnes - The artist's daughter
  • Tempe Manning - Miss Margaret Gray
  • Max Meldrum - Philip Hargrave
  • Marian Montford - The golden girl
  • Miriam Moxham - Beryl
  • Miriam Moxham - Leslie Moxham, Esq
  • Arthur J Murch - Professor H Whitridge Davies
  • Harold Parker - Miss Nora Mack
  • Harold Parker - Miss Mary Smith
  • Harold Parker - Self-portrait
  • Clif Peir - Mrs Percy Peir
  • Muriel Pornett - Charlotte
  • Muriel Pornett - My mother
  • May Prince - Miss Mary Coleman
  • May Prince - Miss Constance Butler
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - WB McInnes, Esq
  • William Rowell - Alfred Peters, Esq
  • William Rowell - RH Croll, Esq
  • Eric Saunders - Miss Elsa Pern
  • Eric Saunders - Mrs Mary Gilmore
  • Eric Saunders - Anne Martin
  • Eric Saunders - SS Sudlow, Esq
  • Eric Saunders - Rev MJ Bonishae
  • Phyllis Shillito - The airman
  • Arnold Joseph Victor Shore - Lady Barrett
  • Helen Stewart - John Young, Esq
  • Charles Wheeler - Portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr HM Moran
  • Joseph Wolinski - DH Souter, Esq
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr Sidney Rosebery
  • Joseph Wolinski - Gerald Marr Thompson, Esq
  • Joseph Wolinski - Miss Peg Reynolds