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Archibald Prize 1945

Entries: 197 works
Exhibition dates: 17 January to 19 February 1946
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

Vincent Sacco entered nine works – the most of any artist on record in a single year. The Gallery trustees announced that, in future, no artist would be able to submit more than two works and that all entries would be viewed by a selection committee and only those ‘deemed worthy’ would be hung – works that today we might term ‘finalists‘.

In the process of selecting the 1945 winner, the final decision came down to a choice between William Dargie’s portrait of Edmund Herring, a military officer and the chief justice of Victoria, and William Dobell’s portrait of political economist Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin. As a trustee of the Gallery, Dobell didn’t take part in the judges’ meeting, in which Dargie received seven votes to Dobell’s five.

  • Harold Abbott - Sgt Reg Rattey
  • Joyce Abbott - (Title unknown)
  • Joyce Abbott - Florance
  • James Adam - Portrait study
  • A E Ambrose - Portrait study
  • Alan Baker - Self-portrait
  • Normand Baker - Self-portrait
  • Howard Barron - Enid
  • Howard Barron - 'Barrie' Mrs Howard Barron, 2nd AACC
  • Howard Barron - Mrs Evelyn Crowley
  • Howard Barron - The brown hat
  • Howard Barron - Nell
  • Tom Bell - Self-portrait
  • Francis J Broadhurst - Self-portrait
  • Bertram Bryning - Frank Cornish
  • Douglas Campbell - Mr Lord
  • J Wolfgang Cardamatis - Nicolas D'Ivangine
  • Jack Carington Smith - Portrait study
  • Alannah Coleman - Dudley Barr
  • Alannah Coleman - Self-portrait
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Mrs E Phillips Fox
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Portrait of Miss R Heathcote
  • Edward J Constable - Self-portrait
  • Alice Cooper - BRS
  • Fred Corbett - Self-portrait
  • Noel Counihan - Portrait of William E Dolphin
  • James Crisp - William James Marr
  • Joseph Dainer - The champ
  • William Dargie - Lieut Alan Moore
  • William Dargie - Lt-General The Hon Edmund Herring, KBC, DSO, MC, ED (Winner: Archibald Prize 1945)
  • Sylvia Davis - Self-portrait
  • Aileen R Dent - Rev Henry Evans
  • L A C de Teliga - Mr David Beard
  • William Dobell - Professor Giblin
  • H Downs - Mrs Arthur Gettoes
  • Douglas Dundas - David Strachan
  • Elsie Elder - RG Casey
  • Frances D Ellis - Cyril Monk
  • Albert Enes - Girl at the piano
  • Albert Enes - The modeller
  • Albert Enes - The gardener
  • Albert Enes - Lady in black
  • Albert Enes - John Curtin
  • Joy Ewart - Miss Olive Cotton
  • George Finey - D Forsyth Evans
  • William Frater - Mrs Rex Reintis
  • A Gardiner - Self-portrait at 20 years
  • A Gardiner - Self-portrait at 60 years
  • Edna Garran-Brown - Raymond Farley Thew
  • Edna Garran-Brown - Mrs Muriel Thew
  • Albert Goddard - Major CJ Goddard, DSO
  • L A Gourlay - E Griffen, Esq
  • Harold Greenhill - Beryl Greenhill
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - LJ Walker, Esq
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Miss Beatrice Tange
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - W Rubery Bennett
  • Leon Hanson - Portrait of a soldier
  • Leon Hanson - Head of Javanese
  • Leon Hanson - Romanza Andalunza
  • Leon Hanson - Portrait of Hilda
  • Leon Hanson - Portrait of a ballet dancer
  • E A Harvey - Miss Jocelyn Rickards
  • Weaver Hawkins - Mr Strom Gould
  • Weaver Hawkins - Mrs Edward Peil
  • Weaver Hawkins - Lady in blue
  • Newton Hedstrom - No title
  • Sali Herman - The artist's mother
  • Sali Herman - Cedric Flower
  • Sali Herman - Helene Kirsova
  • Frank Hodgkinson - Mr Edmond Samuels, FCSJP
  • Robert Hofmann - Leonard Mann
  • Robert Hofmann - No title
  • Joseph Holloway - Edward Suckey, AB
  • Edith L Holmes - Self-portrait
  • J C Hutchings - Self-portrait
  • Anthony Jammitt - Self-portrait
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Dr Roland Pope
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Harrold Williams
  • John Alan Kenyon - Ron Randall
  • J Noel Kilgour - Mrs WJ Wearn
  • J Noel Kilgour - Mr Stewart
  • Edwin Harold King - Maisie
  • Garrett Kingsley - Ballet dancer
  • Garrett Kingsley - Lance Solomon
  • Charles W Lander - Name unknown
  • Charles W Lander - George McKenney
  • Charles W Lander - Bob Dyer
  • Bernard Lawson - Deny Jackson
  • Margaret Loder - Self-portrait
  • Margaret Loder - Gran
  • Margaret Loder - Mary
  • George Luke - Self-portrait
  • Harry McDonald - Arthur McGuiness
  • John Macdonnel - Portrait of George Finey
  • Alan McInnes - Self-portrait
  • Miriam MacRae - The Hon AW Fadden, PCMP
  • Tempe Manning - Senator Dorothy Tangney
  • William Manuel - Cpl William Smith
  • E Martin - Portrait of a lady
  • Howard Winton Matthews - Portrait of Miss Nita Bluthal
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Self-portrait
  • Frank Medworth - Lyndon Dadswell
  • Max Meldrum - Portrait of Leo Cherniavski
  • Brian Midlane - Mrs Jessie Martin
  • H B Minchin - FGB Minchin
  • Alan Moore - William Dargie
  • Gwen Yvonne Moore - Portrait of my sister
  • George Morris - Dawn
  • C H Moseley - Portrait of the painter's wife
  • Sidney Nolan - Albert Tucker
  • John R W Oliver Clayton - A Shand, Esq
  • Desiderius Orban - Self-portrait
  • John Palmer - Self-portrait
  • John Palmer - Ross Buchanan as Oscar Wilde
  • Thelma Parr - Major Colin Bitman
  • Ruth Pasco - Peggy Sager
  • Mollie Dorothea Paxton - Mrs Jessie Martin
  • Clif Peir - Miss Ruth Helfgott
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Walter Gude
  • Quick - Portrait
  • Quick - Portrait
  • John Nelson Quigley - Portrait of poetess
  • James Quinn - Archbishop Booth
  • James Quinn - Mrs Tabina Bernard
  • Walter Rayment - Commander John F Rayment, DSC
  • Margaret Roberts - Geraldine
  • A S Roderiquez - David Stewart
  • J H R Rousel - Major General Maguire
  • J H R Rousel - Lionel Bloom, Esq
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Miss G Johnson
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Wm Jock Frater
  • Samuel Rudgley - Poppy
  • Samuel Rudgley - Vortex
  • Samuel Rudgley - RVR
  • Samuel Rudgley - Thomas A Rankin, CPO
  • Samuel Rudgley - Campbell Rudgley
  • Samuel Rudgley - NX40007 ex-POW
  • Albert Rydge - Self-portrait
  • Albert Rydge - J Ward, Esq
  • Vincent Sacco - L Capellari
  • Vincent Sacco - Angelo Santangelo, Esq
  • Vincent Sacco - Miss HJ Brown
  • Vincent Sacco - P Livanis, Esq
  • Vincent Sacco - Sister Calabretta
  • Vincent Sacco - Miss Capellari
  • Vincent Sacco - ML Hawkins, Esq
  • Vincent Sacco - Madam Stella Maris
  • Vincent Sacco - Mrs Capellari
  • John Santry - Woman in red jacket
  • Roderick Shaw - Bernhard Hammerman
  • Pearl Sheldon - Lady Howse
  • Reginald Jack Shepherd - Max Gibbs
  • Sherriff - No title
  • C S Smith - Sgt Lloyd Farrar
  • Eric John Smith - Mrs H Darcy
  • Eric John Smith - Self-portrait
  • Frank Smith - Mrs Harriet Smith
  • Joshua Smith - Dr Sir Robert B Wade
  • Joshua Smith - Mme Louis Blanc and Francoise
  • Joshua Smith - Paul Warnecke
  • E Snyder - Mr Leslie Horspol
  • E Snyder - Mr John Carlson
  • E Snyder - The art model
  • E Snyder - Dr JR Schneider
  • Helen Stewart - Starr Liddell
  • Syd Sullivan - Miss Corinne Joseph
  • Quenton Sutton - Mrs Wardlaw Iselin
  • Quenton Sutton - Mrs Llewyllin Roberts
  • C G Taylor - Australian boy
  • Graham A Thorley - Squadron-Leader Hamilton
  • Howard Thornton - Sister Jackson
  • Dora Toovey - Mr and Mrs Horace Keats in the ‘Christopher Brennan Cycle’
  • Lyall Trindall - Roy McCaughey
  • Lyall Trindall - Ernest A Crome, Esq
  • Lyall Trindall - Mrs Roy McCaughey
  • Lyall Trindall - Carrington Deane
  • Albert Tucker - Self-portrait
  • Albert Tucker - Max Dunn, poet
  • Alice Turnbull - Self-portrait
  • Hayward Veal - Erik Langker
  • Hayward Veal - Max Meldrum
  • D Watson - Self-portrait
  • Douglas Watson - Alan Dawes, author
  • Mary Webb - Self-portrait
  • Mary Webb - Ruth Pasco
  • Grace Whitford - Dawn Joseph
  • Tibor Wiener - Self-portrait
  • Tibor Wiener - Self-portrait
  • Eric Wilson - Self-portrait
  • Eric Wilson - M Geddes, Esq and family
  • R G Winch - Self-portrait
  • R G Winch - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - Lieut Frank Hodgkinson
  • Joseph Wolinski - Dr G Moncrieff Barron, OBE
  • Joseph Wolinski - Aubrey Halloran, Grand Master, UGL
  • Joseph Wolinski - Lady Braddon
  • Nora E Wright - Joan Hewlett