We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

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 - Mrs Freeman
  • James Muir Auld - M Bailey
  • 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 - Horace Stevens
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Rupert Bunny
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mrs Hughes
  • Edward J Carroll - FW Reekes
  • Norman Carter - David Sing
  • Norman Carter - Helen Carter
  • Norman Carter - SH Smith
  • Thomas Challen - Sir E Cunningham
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Rosemary Mathew
  • A D Colquhoun - T Allan Mackay
  • 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 - Javanese
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Madame Pao
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Portrait with fan
  • Vito Giuffrida - Self-portrait
  • James William Govett - Major-General RM Downes, VDCMG
  • Ray S Gower - JJ Gower
  • Ray S Gower - Mrs AG Scott-Findlay
  • Harley Griffiths (junior) - Harley Griffiths Snr
  • D S Gunn - JAL Gunn
  • Margaret Hales-Gray - Miss Colleen O'Donnell
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Mrs Crockett
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Sir Hugh Poynter
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Mrs Ewart Chapple
  • Sylvia Wilkins Hawkins - John B Gorrie
  • Edith L Holmes - Edith Holmes
  • Tom Hubble - Lyndon Dadswell
  • Tom Hubble - JHM Abbott
  • 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 - Dr John Dale, OBE
  • Max Meldrum - Mrs Max Meldrum
  • Max Meldrum - Rev TM Robinson, BA
  • Max Meldrum - Professor WE Agar, FRS
  • A T Mockridge - Portrait of a lady
  • Miriam Moxham - Mrs Phillip Andreas
  • Miriam Moxham - Miss Ruve Parker
  • Eric Nilan - KT Kelly, BA
  • Eric Nilan - Self-portrait
  • Eric Nilan - The artist's father
  • 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 of Light Horse officer
  • C W Peck - Portrait
  • C W Peck - Portrait
  • Clif Peir - Miss Kathleen McShine
  • Clif Peir - Harold Byrne
  • Adelaide Perry - Richard Beaton
  • Louise M Pickering - Margot Lovell
  • T H Porter - Self-portrait
  • May Prince - Mrs JJ Glover
  • James Quinn - Kingsley Henderson
  • James Quinn - James McPhillimy
  • James Quinn - Dr Samuel Ewing, FRAS
  • James Quinn - Self-portrait
  • Stuart Reid - Rev CT Parkinson, MA
  • Mollie Rohr - Self-portrait
  • Mollie Rohr - Thomas W Mard
  • Mollie Rohr - Sketch of head
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - RH Croll
  • William Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - HB Herbert
  • Clarice Sandford - Portrait
  • Clarice Sandford - A girl in mauve
  • 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 - Albert Sherman
  • Lyall Trindall - Mrs Bruce White
  • Lyall Trindall - Dame Mary Gilmore
  • Albert Tucker - Portrait of artist
  • Edgar James Turner - J Shaw Neilson
  • Edgar James Turner - Chas R Long
  • Edgar James Turner - Steve Ford
  • George Alfred Turner - Self-portrait
  • Robert Ware - Mrs Robert Ware
  • Joseph Wolinski - Rabbi EM Levi
  • Joseph Wolinski - Harry Julius
  • Joseph Wolinski - Mrs A Alexander
  • Joseph Wolinski - Miss Ethel Wolinski
  • Joseph Wolinski - Duncan MacDougall
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr Iza Harris