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Archibald Prize 1942

Entries: 111 works
Exhibition dates: 23 January to 28 February 1943
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

William Dargie won the prize for his portrait of a soldier, Jim Gordon. The work was painted when Dargie was an official war artist in Syria. A fellow entrant challenged Dargie’s eligibility on grounds of residency, because he’d been serving overseas for up to six months during the previous 12 months, but the Gallery ruled that this did not contravene the conditions of entry.

  • Inez Abbott - Portrait
  • James Adam - Self-portrait
  • John Allcot - Self-portrait
  • Herbert Badham - Self-portrait
  • Normand Baker - Stella
  • A M E Bale - Mrs Keith Woodall
  • Lionel Kenneth G Banbury - Don Bradman
  • Douglas M Barrie - Warrant Officer LR Howarth
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mr JF McCrae
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Lady in black
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Self-portrait
  • Jack Carington Smith - Self-portrait
  • Norman Carter - Fred Cull, Esq
  • Margaret Coen - Douglas Stewart
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Joan Devine
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Rosemary Mathew
  • Arthur Volens Cook - VV Cook, Esq
  • Clara Cornell - F O'Sullivan
  • William Dargie - Corporal Jim Gordon, VC (Winner: Archibald Prize 1942)
  • William Dargie - Major General AS Allen, CBE, DSO, VD
  • Sylvia Davis - Mrs Beatrice Bateman, MA, LLB
  • Sylvia Davis - Miss Mayberry Bevan
  • Sylvia Davis - Lieut Col Moore Cosgrave
  • Aileen R Dent - C Rigby CBE
  • Aileen R Dent - Sir Walter Leitch, CBE
  • Aileen R Dent - Miss Jean Burns
  • William Dobell - Jimmy Cook (artist)
  • Douglas Dundas - Self-portrait
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Daphne Mayo
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Self-portrait
  • Elsie Elder - Hon John Curtin
  • Frances D Ellis - Portrait of Dattilo-Rubbo
  • Albert Enes - Portrait of P Lindsay
  • Albert Enes - Self-portrait
  • Nell Eveston - Yeli Robert
  • Alma Figuerola - For humanity's sake
  • Marjorie Glyn-Edwards - Mrs F Edwards
  • John Barclay Godson - Mrs Bruce Dixon
  • John Barclay Godson - Alderman Brooks-Lloyd
  • John Barclay Godson - Mrs John B Godson
  • James William Govett - Fred Spry
  • James William Govett - My mother
  • Harley Griffiths - Self-portrait
  • Paul Haefliger - Christine
  • Lincoln B Hamilton - Robin Jansen
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - J Salvana Esq
  • John J Hennessy - Self-portrait (monochrome)
  • Anthony Hudson - 'Keon' Esq
  • Jean Isherwood - Rev Dr RG Macintyre
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Margaret Sinclair
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Constance Roberts
  • Margaret Gordon Johnson - Miss Margaret Caporn
  • Vincent Juradowitch - Joseph S Moore
  • Vincent Juradowitch - Ernest Jurgensen
  • Vincent Juradowitch - R Glasheen
  • Clement Charles Kennedy - Flying Officer S Watson
  • Clement Charles Kennedy - Mr Humphrey Bishop
  • Theo M Kielly - Sgt MJ Kielly RAAF
  • Theo M Kielly - Miss Mildred Amos
  • Theo M Kielly - Harry Taylor, Esq
  • J Noel Kilgour - Miss Violet Graeme
  • J Noel Kilgour - HE Badham
  • Nancy Kilgour - Miss Graeme
  • Edwin Harold King - Artist's sister
  • Frederick William Leist - Captain X of the Tanks
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Rud Spander
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Self-portrait
  • Charles Meere - Cpl Cunnick WANS
  • Max Meldrum - Self-portrait
  • Ronald Miller - Portrait of Holly
  • Betty C Morgan - Senator RV Keane
  • Betty C Morgan - Mrs George Morgan
  • Arthur J Murch - Rev Canon AH Garnsey
  • Violet Musgrave - Self-portrait
  • Esther Paterson - Pat Hanna
  • C W Peck - Self-portrait at Sunnyside
  • Clif Peir - Helen Lindsay
  • RW Phillips - Self-portrait
  • RW Phillips - Mrs RW Phillips
  • James Quinn - Mrs Hamilton Sleigh
  • James Quinn - Lady Blamey
  • Walter Rayment - Late JS Watkins FRAS
  • Lloyd Rees - Self-portrait
  • Florence Aline Rodway - Portrait
  • J H R Rousel - Portrait
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Edward Borovansky
  • William Rowell - Hugh Adam, Esq
  • Albert Rydge - Mrs AL Rydge
  • Joshua Smith - Mr and Mrs Smith
  • Anne Stewart Moore - The green cap
  • F L Tame - Mrs FL Tame
  • Stephanie Taylor - Miss Erna Keighley
  • Stephanie Taylor - Flight Lieut Mary B Pitts
  • Francis Roy Thompson - Portrait study
  • Wallace Thornton - Surgeon Lieut Commander Eric Susman
  • Dora Toovey - Canon HN Baker MA
  • Dora Toovey - Self-portrait
  • Alice Turnbull - Corporal Mack RAAF
  • Hayward Veal - Sgt AJ Novotney US Army
  • Roland Wakelin - Mrs Roland Wakelin Jnr
  • Douglas Watson - Romilly
  • Douglas Watson - Miss Leslie Frith
  • Douglas Watson - AA Watson, Esq
  • Percy Watson - Miss Eva Harris
  • Eric Wilson - The artist's mother
  • Eric Wilson - Matron MacIntosh
  • Rita Wilson - Mrs Elsie Adams
  • Joseph Wolinski - Roy Ray, Petty Officer USN
  • Joseph Wolinski - Cpt Ronald Adair
  • Joseph Wolinski - Mr Norman McLeod
  • Joseph Wolinski - Warden AF Grant