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Archibald Prize 1937

Entries: 141 works
Exhibition dates: from 25 February 1938 for approximately one month
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

Just 29 years of age, Normand Baker became the youngest artist to win the Archibald Prize to date (a record that would be broken the following year). Although he was relatively unknown, the Gallery had already purchased two of his works.

  • Harold Abbott - Miss Jeanie Ranken
  • Harold Abbott - Self-portrait
  • Christina Asquith Baker - Self-portrait
  • James Muir Auld - Portrait of lady
  • James Muir Auld - M Bailey
  • James Muir Auld - Mrs Freeman
  • Percival Reginald Bagnall - Frank Bagnall
  • Alan Baker - Marjorie M Kingsell
  • Alan Baker - Tom McClelland
  • Alan Baker - Tom Cavill
  • Normand Baker - Self-portrait (Winner: Archibald Prize 1937)
  • Lawson Balfour - Sir Cliffton Love
  • Caroline Barker - T Gilmore
  • Mrs Alexander Barrett - Lady Argyle
  • Reginald Thomas Bassett - Self-portrait
  • Tom Bell - Portrait of a lady
  • James A Bowman - E Robinson, JC, MBE
  • E Bryce - Portrait study
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Rupert Bunny
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mrs Hughes
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Horace Stevens
  • Edward J Carroll - FW Reekes
  • Norman Carter - SH Smith
  • Norman Carter - Helen Carter
  • Norman Carter - David Sing
  • Thomas Challen - Sir E Cunningham
  • A D Colquhoun - T Allan Mackay
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Rosemary Mathew
  • A D Colquhoun - Janet Bardin
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Mrs B Degenhart
  • J R Cromer - JS MacDonald
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Self-portrait
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Mark JC Owen
  • F S Davis - Portrait of a lady
  • Ernest de Brunier - Elizabeth
  • Aileen R Dent - HP Zwar
  • Aileen R Dent - Dr AE Rowden White
  • Douglas Dundas - Roland Wakelin
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Madame Pao
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Portrait with fan
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Javanese
  • Vito Giuffrida - Self-portrait
  • James William Govett - Major-General RM Downes, VDCMG
  • Ray S Gower - Mrs AG Scott-Findlay
  • Ray S Gower - JJ Gower
  • Harley Griffiths (junior) - Harley Griffiths Snr
  • D S Gunn - JAL Gunn
  • Margaret Hales-Gray - Miss Colleen O'Donnell
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Sir Hugh Poynter
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Mrs Crockett
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Mrs Ewart Chapple
  • Sylvia Wilkins Hawkins - John B Gorrie
  • Edith L Holmes - Edith Holmes
  • Tom Hubble - JHM Abbott
  • Tom Hubble - Lyndon Dadswell
  • Rupert Hutter - Self-portrait
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Portrait
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Portrait
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mr Lockley
  • Margaret Gordon Johnson - JW Johnson
  • Bertha Katsch - Self-portrait
  • Herbert Kemble - Miss Louise Allan
  • E Kimpton - JAV Stevens
  • Garrett Kingsley - Franceine
  • Valerie Lazarus - Mrs P Lazarus
  • Frederick William Leist - Portrait
  • Frederick William Leist - Portrait
  • John Longstaff - Mrs Claude McKay
  • Francis Lynch - Portrait
  • Jeff McCulley - Self-portrait
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Miss Greathead
  • Violet M McInnes - WB McInnes
  • W B McInnes - Portrait
  • W B McInnes - Portrait
  • W B McInnes - Portrait
  • Langton Madden - Self-portrait
  • Max Meldrum - Mrs Max Meldrum
  • Max Meldrum - Professor WE Agar, FRS
  • Max Meldrum - Rev TM Robinson, BA
  • Max Meldrum - Dr John Dale, OBE
  • A T Mockridge - Portrait of a lady
  • Miriam Moxham - Mrs Phillip Andreas
  • Miriam Moxham - Miss Ruve Parker
  • Eric Nilan - The artist's father
  • Eric Nilan - KT Kelly, BA
  • Eric Nilan - Self-portrait
  • Percival James Norton - Professor Bland, MA, LLB
  • Justin O'Brien - Ron Laski
  • Roy Opie - James Opie
  • Roy Opie - Self-portrait
  • C W Peck - Man
  • C W Peck - Portrait
  • C W Peck - Portrait
  • C W Peck - Portrait
  • C W Peck - Portrait of Light Horse officer
  • C W Peck - Portrait
  • Clif Peir - Harold Byrne
  • Clif Peir - Miss Kathleen McShine
  • Adelaide Perry - Richard Beaton
  • Louise M Pickering - Margot Lovell
  • T H Porter - Self-portrait
  • May Prince - Mrs JJ Glover
  • James Quinn - James McPhillimy
  • James Quinn - Self-portrait
  • James Quinn - Dr Samuel Ewing, FRAS
  • James Quinn - Kingsley Henderson
  • Stuart Reid - Rev CT Parkinson, MA
  • Mollie Rohr - Self-portrait
  • Mollie Rohr - Sketch of head
  • Mollie Rohr - Thomas W Mard
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - HB Herbert
  • William Rowell - RH Croll
  • Clarice Sandford - A girl in mauve
  • Clarice Sandford - Portrait
  • Phyllis Shillito - Barbara
  • Albert Victor Simmons - Sally
  • Joshua Smith - Mr JA Smith
  • Joshua Smith - Mrs L Smith
  • W Sprenger - Self-portrait
  • Helen Stewart - Miss Rose Muir, MBE
  • Caryll Tate - Alfred Coffey
  • Stephanie Taylor - Portrait of a lady
  • Frederick Lyttelton Tregear - J Muir Auld
  • Frederick Lyttelton Tregear - Portrait of artist
  • Lyall Trindall - Dame Mary Gilmore
  • Lyall Trindall - Albert Sherman
  • Lyall Trindall - Mrs Bruce White
  • Albert Tucker - Portrait of artist
  • Edgar James Turner - Steve Ford
  • Edgar James Turner - Chas R Long
  • Edgar James Turner - J Shaw Neilson
  • George Alfred Turner - Self-portrait
  • Robert Ware - Mrs Robert Ware
  • Joseph Wolinski - Miss Ethel Wolinski
  • Joseph Wolinski - Mrs A Alexander
  • Joseph Wolinski - Duncan MacDougall
  • Joseph Wolinski - Rabbi EM Levi
  • Joseph Wolinski - Harry Julius
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr Iza Harris