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Archibald Prize 1936

Entries: 137 works
Exhibition dates: 15 January to 15 February 1937
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

WB McInnes won for the seventh time in 16 years. Previous winner Ernest Buckmaster entered eight portraits in the competition, the highest number of entries so far by an individual artist in one year (a record only eclipsed in 1945).

  • Harold Abbott - The Hon Mr Justice Boyce
  • Harold Abbott - Miss Nancy Sinclair
  • Harold Abbott - Mrs Frank Hosking
  • Tom Alban - Inspector Garlick
  • James Muir Auld - Self-portrait
  • James Muir Auld - FL Tregear, Esq
  • Herbert Badham - H Brayden, Esq
  • Alan Baker - Miss Halila Booth
  • Alan Baker - Self-portrait
  • Lawson Balfour - John Banks, Esq
  • Howard Barron - Self-portrait
  • Tom Bell - Self-portrait
  • E Bryce - Shirley Longley
  • E Bryce - Miss Pauline Dawson
  • Ernest Buckmaster - The painter's mother
  • Ernest Buckmaster - The Hon Sir John Kirwan
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Frank Wittenoom, Esq
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Private W Cutten
  • Ernest Buckmaster - The Hon Sir James Mitchell, KCMG
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Self-portrait
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Miss Jessica Harcourt
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Sir Walter James, KCMG, LLD, KC
  • Mary E Byrne - - Flower, Esq
  • Norman Carter - Howard Hinton, Esq, OBE
  • Norman Carter - Professor Douglas Stewart
  • Thomas Challen - Edward Best, Esq
  • Thomas Challen - Mrs GD Kelly
  • G V Cotton - Portrait
  • A R Cromer - Self-portrait
  • William Dargie - Self-portrait
  • William Dargie - Miss Myra Morris
  • William Dargie - TA Dennett, Esq
  • William Dargie - Mrs Dolya Ribush
  • Aileen R Dent - Dr James Booth
  • Aileen R Dent - The Hon HH Olney, MLC
  • Aileen R Dent - Judge Foster
  • Douglas Dundas - Self-portrait
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Roland Wakelin, Esq
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Mrs John Mendel
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Self-portrait
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Patricia Minchin
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Monte Luke, Esq
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Tiana of Tamavua
  • Vito Giuffrida - The mandolin player
  • Vito Giuffrida - The violinist
  • Vito Giuffrida - Self-portrait
  • A Govett - Mrs AG Wales
  • James William Govett - Miss Peggy Morell
  • James William Govett - Jock Webb, Esq
  • James William Govett - Miss Joan Tait
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Sir Donald Cameron, KCMG, DSO
  • Gwendolyn Grant - WB Dixon, Esq
  • Harley Griffiths (senior) - Miss Wilma Berkeley
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Self-portrait
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Sir Samuel Hordern
  • Harry Bromilow Harrison - BM Contie, MCE
  • E A Harvey - Maurice Helsen, Esq
  • E A Harvey - Alfred Hill, Esq
  • Melville R Haysom - Self-portrait
  • John J Hennessy - Self-portrait
  • Edith L Holmes - The artist's mother
  • Tom Hubble - Frank Dalby Davison, Esq
  • Tom Hubble - Miss Spicer
  • Margaret Gordon Johnson - JJ Poynton, Esq
  • Bertha Katsch - Miss Asta Katsch
  • Herbert Kemble - Self-portrait
  • Herbert Kemble - Gordon Costin, Esq
  • E Kimpton - PK Jageurs, Esq
  • Garrett Kingsley - Miss Marie-Jose
  • Joseph Henry Lawson - Mrs Bertha Lawson
  • Joseph Henry Lawson - Miss Bertha Lawson
  • Frederick William Leist - Portrait
  • Charles Salis Lloyd - Dr VH Wallace
  • Herbert W McCulley - Self-portrait
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Self-portrait
  • W B McInnes - Dr Julian Smith (Winner: Archibald Prize 1936)
  • W B McInnes - Portrait
  • Charles McKervey - D Williams, Esq
  • Tempe Manning - Mrs MJ Manning
  • Tempe Manning - Mrs Tom Garrett
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Miss Daphne Winslow
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - PW Ritchie, Esq
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Olive Baum
  • Max Meldrum - Portrait
  • A T Mockridge - Self-portrait
  • Eric Nilan - Self-portrait
  • Percival James Norton - Sir Harry Budge, CMG
  • Roy Opie - Ena
  • Roy Opie - Miss Ola Cohn
  • Clif Peir - Miss Phyllis Wardrop
  • Clif Peir - Mischa Burlakov
  • Rose M Phipps - Brig-Gen IG Mackay, CMG
  • Louise M Pickering - Miss Nora O'Halloran
  • Muriel Pornett - The artist's mother
  • James Quinn - Portrait of a lady
  • James Quinn - Portrait
  • James Quinn - Portrait
  • James Quinn - Portrait of a boy
  • Gwen Ramsay - Mrs GL Kenway
  • Stuart Reid - Lady Poynter
  • Mollie Rohr - Self-portrait
  • Mollie Rohr - Self-portrait
  • Mollie Rohr - Self-portrait
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - Lady in grey
  • William Rowell - Dr WG Price
  • William Rowell - The airman
  • Samuel Rudgley - Self-portrait
  • Eric Saunders - Captain PG Taylor
  • Eric Saunders - Coral Pern
  • Eric Saunders - La Meri
  • Katherine Sheridan - Miss Malouf
  • Phyllis Shewcroft - The artist - costume piece
  • Leonard Shillam - Portrait
  • Albert Victor Simmons - Portrait
  • Frank Smith - The artist's son
  • Joshua Smith - Julian Ashton, Esq, CBE
  • W Sprenger - Self-portrait
  • S Scott Sudlow - Self-portrait
  • Caryll Tate - Ernest Wells, Esq
  • Stephanie Taylor - Dr W Maloney
  • Stephanie Taylor - Portrait
  • R M Thompson - The Hon Sir Joynton Smith
  • Rollo Thomson - Dr WJ Penfold
  • Rollo Thomson - H Cook, Esq
  • Joan M Tillam - Holly Faran
  • Dora Toovey - Miss Ruth Pearce-Jones
  • Lyall Trindall - Mrs JC Elder MacDonald
  • Albert Tucker - Self-portrait
  • Alice Turnbull - The artist's sister
  • Alice Turnbull - RG McCredie, Esq
  • Charles Wheeler - Portrait
  • Charles Wheeler - Portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr George Brookes
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - Stanley Fels, Esq
  • Joseph Wolinski - Edmund S Paul, Esq