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Winner for 1943


Finalists for 1943

  • Harold Abbott - Patient awaiting plastic surgery
  • James Adam - Self-portrait
  • Normand Baker - Self-portrait
  • Rex Battarbee - Nabi Pinti Pi, Tribesman [sic]
  • Leonard Beck - The late Julian Ashton, CBE
  • Gordon (1) Bennett - Wing-Comm Clive R Caldwell, RAAF, DSO, DFC and Bar, Polish Cross of Valor
  • Daysi M Brookes - Mr Wilfred E. Johnson
  • Daysi M Brookes - Miss Gladys Moncrieff as Sonia in "The Merry Widow"
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Dr Cedric Roche
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Lieut.-General J. L. Withem, C.M.G., D.S.O.
  • Maude E M Burrell - Shirley Metcalfe
  • Charles Bush - Portrait of 'The artist, Phyl Waterhouse'
  • Charles Bush - Portrait of Douglas Watson
  • William Bustard - Tippo Powder
  • Jack Carington Smith - Professor J R Elliott
  • Norman Carter - FJ Ludowici, Esq
  • Norman Carter - Mr W A Crowle
  • Norman Carter - Pilot Officer A Roulston
  • Bess Chapple - Mrs Patricelli, nee Sylvia Davis
  • James Coleman - Portrait of James Forgood
  • William Gilbert Collins - Self-portrait
  • A D Colquhoun - The Late President of the Senate The Hon Senator J Cunningham
  • A D Colquhoun - Miss Mavis Wilson
  • Clara Cornell - Portrait of Father
  • Jean Cowtan - Portrait of Bill Thompson
  • James Crisp - Self-portrait
  • William Dargie - Miss Campbell
  • William Dargie - Portrait of Dr N Hamilton Fairley, CBE, FRS
  • William Dargie - Lieut-Col AG Fenton, AIF
  • William Dargie - Captain EP Harty
  • Sylvia Davis - Portrait of Barbara Monroe
  • Aileen R Dent - Professor H C Summers
  • Aileen R Dent - Sgt W Geoffrey Smith
  • William Dobell - Mr Brian Penton
  • William Dobell - Billy Boy
  • William Dobell - Mr Joshua Smith (Winner: Archibald Prize 1943)
  • A A Drover - Portait of Captain Chaffers
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Portrait of Margaret Coen
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Portrait of Miss Alison Oliver
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Elizabeth Banks
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Portrait of Nancy Bird (Mrs Walton)
  • Elsie Elder - The Hon. John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia
  • Albert Enes - Daniel Lamont (Ironmaster)
  • Albert Enes - The Groundsman
  • Nell Eveston - Marian Eveston
  • Joy Ewart - Self-portrait
  • Joy Ewart - Mrs Lillian Ewart
  • Alma Figuerola - Portrait of Nina Murdoch in costume of Pais da Vinho (Portugal)
  • Owen Garde - Most Rev. M. Beovich, D.D., Ph.D.
  • Reuben Gibson - Warrant Officer Cyril Bower, R.A.A.F.
  • Marjorie Glyn-Edwards - Sister Metcalfe
  • John Barclay Godson - The Hon. P. C. Spender, K.C., M.P.
  • John Barclay Godson - Patricia Minchin ( Mrs R. Doyle )
  • John Barclay Godson - Lieut.-Commander (E) N. McGuire, R.A.N.
  • John Barclay Godson - Mrs C. Green
  • Paul Haefliger - Portrait of a lady in black
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Lieut AR Cutler, VC
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Able Seaman AHG Walker, RANR
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Sister MI Anderson, GM
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Sister V A Torney, MBE
  • Olaf L Harris - Pixie O'Harris
  • Weaver Hawkins - One of the coming generation
  • John R Heath - Professor Arthur Amies as Major Amies
  • Edward Heffernan - Dr C. H. Kellaway, F.R.S.
  • John J Hennessy - Portrait of My Wife
  • Nellie Hennessy - Portrait
  • Sali Herman - A gipsy girl, head
  • Nora Heysen - Col Sybil H Irving, MBE, Controller of AWAS
  • Nora Heysen - First Officer S McClemens, WRANS
  • Nora Heysen - Group Officer Clair Stevenson, Director, WAAAF
  • Leon Hogan - Professor AD Ross
  • Joseph Holloway - Roy Thibou
  • James Leslie Humphreys - Self-portrait
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Self-portrait
  • Margaret Gordon Johnson - Lieut-Gen H Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO, VD
  • Clement Charles Kennedy - Able Seaman N. M. Hewitson
  • Clement Charles Kennedy - Mrs S. J. Watson
  • J Noel Kilgour - The Misses Beatrice and Meta Blaxland
  • J Noel Kilgour - Miss Dorothy Kilgour
  • J Noel Kilgour - Portrait in green
  • Edwin Harold King - Commander E. Kingsford-Smith, R.A.N.
  • Bernard Lawson - Portrait
  • Frederick William Leist - Captain Gilbert Nobbs
  • Frederick William Leist - Mrs Frank Sturge Harty
  • Frederick William Leist - Sir Charles Blackburn
  • John Evlyn Lynch - Self-portrait
  • Herbert McClintock - Self-portrait
  • Louis McCubbin - Study in blue and gold
  • Winifred McCubbin - Portrait of Vera Scantelbury Brown, OBE, MB, ChB (Melbourne )
  • Herbert W McCulley - Portrait of my wife
  • Harry McDonald - Portrait of Aileen
  • Violet M McInnes - Miss S. M. Chinnery
  • MacRae, Miriam - Portrait of My Son
  • Mavis Mallinson - Pamela
  • Mavis Mallinson - He sent her a grass skirt from New Guinea
  • Tempe Manning - J. R. Yule
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Portrait of S L See
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Self-portrait
  • Max Meldrum - Portrait of Rt. Hon. Sir John Latham, G.C.M.G.
  • Albert S Moriarty - Golden tresses
  • Richard Morrell - Self-portrait
  • Arthur J Murch - Kenneth Wilkinson
  • John R W Oliver Clayton - Self-portrait
  • Thelma Parr - The Venerable Archdeacon C. N. Robertson
  • Reginald Parsons - Portrait of Len Ellens
  • Reginald Parsons - Self-portrait
  • Esther Paterson - Rear Admiral Commanding Australian Squadron, Admiral B. Crutchley, V.C., D.S.C.
  • Esther Paterson - Portrait of Barbara Newman
  • Clif Peir - AB Colin Browne (HSD), RANR
  • William R Plowman - Sgt. Cosgriff
  • William R Plowman - Portrait of Miss May Smith
  • Ina Pownall - Self-portrait
  • M Prowse Carey - Pat
  • James Quinn - George Bearham, M.D.
  • James Quinn - Howard W. Matthews, Esq.
  • Walter Rayment - W. M. Whitney, Esq.
  • Ingrid Rayner - Miss Nora Reid
  • Ingrid Rayner - Miss Muschi Kroning
  • Lloyd Rees - Portrait of the artist
  • Freda Robertshaw - Mrs Rose Naylor
  • Hugh Robinson - Self-portrait
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Portrait of Bernard Cronin
  • William Rowell - Self-portrait
  • William Rowell - Thelma Champion
  • William Rowell - Air Commodore HF De La Rue, DFC
  • Reginald Jack Shepherd - 'Kol'. A native missionary
  • Joshua Smith - Dame Mary Gilmore
  • Helen Stewart - Peggy Friedlander
  • Alice Maud Stone - Mrs I. Green
  • Graham A Thorley - Wing Commander C Fairbairne, AFC
  • Graham A Thorley - Self-portrait
  • Dora Toovey - Lieut AR Cutler, VC
  • Lyall Trindall - J. C. E. McDonald, Esq.
  • Alice Turnbull - Garden portrait
  • Douglas Watson - Mildred Hill, pianist
  • Douglas Watson - Despatch rider Sgt Rex Beggs
  • Douglas Watson - Self-portrait
  • Trevor Gregson Wells - A. B. Edward Cuneo
  • Charles Wheeler - Mrs E. Rasmussen
  • Eric Wilson - B. W. Hone, Esq.
  • Rita Wilson - Lieut. E. F. Wilson
  • Joseph Wolinski - William V McCall
  • Joseph Wolinski - Lieut-Commander John L Graham, USN
  • Joseph Wolinski - Major CA Finley
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self-portrait
  • C Dudley Wood - Self-portrait
  • Arnold Zimmerman - The Artist's Wife