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

Archibald Prize 1947

Entries: 161 (84 selected)
Exhibition dates: 23 January to 8 March 1948
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

The subject of William Dargie’s winning portrait, Marcus Clark, was not only a prominent businessman but a trustee of the Gallery and therefore one of the judges.

  • Alexander Aldridge - James Aldridge
  • S Antonini - F Floreani
  • Kathleen Barnes - Mr LS Jackson
  • O W Bond - Self-portrait
  • George Browning - Miss Betty Garland
  • Mardi Burrell - Miss Renee Perry
  • Charles Bush - Robert Haines
  • Jack Carington Smith - Professor AL McAulay
  • Norman Carter - Miss RA Kirkcaldie, MBE
  • A D Colquhoun - Mavis Jackson
  • A D Colquhoun - Dr McClelland, MA, MB, BS
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Miss Jean Whitman
  • Jack Curtis - Bill Hall
  • Jack Curtis - Albert Sloss
  • Joseph Dainer - Rt Hon JB Chifley
  • William Dargie - Sir Marcus Clark, Kt, KBE (Winner: Archibald Prize 1947)
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - Miss Frances D Ellis
  • Aileen R Dent - Col Wallace Ross
  • Harry Edgecombe - Daysi M Brookes
  • Lindsay Edward - Self-portrait
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Sir Frederick Jordan, KCMG
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Mrs Charles Prins
  • Harold Freedman - Mr Frank Ellis
  • Harold Freedman - Self-portrait
  • J C Goodhart - Don Bradman
  • James William Govett - The Right Rev JD McKie, Bishop of Geelong
  • James William Govett - Padmabati Sharmar
  • James William Govett - Judge Gamble, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Ambrose Griffin - Miss Ronnie Goodlet
  • Vaughan Murray Griffin - Self-portrait
  • Harley Griffiths - Self-portrait
  • Paul Haefliger - Annette
  • Paul Haefliger - Jean Bellette
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - E Scorfield, Esq
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Lance Solomon, Esq
  • Weaver Hawkins - John Wiltshire
  • Newton Hedstrom - NS Hedstrom, Snr
  • Sali Herman - Self-portrait
  • Nora Heysen - Hans Heysen
  • Irene Gladys Hill - Miss AME Bale
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - John Rogerson, Esq
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Arthur Rogerson
  • Mollie G Johnson - Dr Valerie Chaffer
  • Mollie G Johnson - Miss Grace Sitlington
  • Vernon Jones - Miss Isabel McComas
  • Vincent Juradowitch - Mischa Burlakov
  • J Noel Kilgour - Miss Mitton
  • Garrett Kingsley - Duncan Macdougall
  • Virgil Lo Schiavo - CE Corlette, MD, ChM, FRACS
  • R W McCubbin - Anne Church
  • Jeff McCulley - Self-portrait
  • Violet M McInnes - Brig EM Dollery, OBE, MC
  • Howard Winton Matthews - Peter O'Shaughnessy
  • Howard Winton Matthews - Percy Code
  • Joseph Wilson Mawhinney - Eileen Burton, LASA
  • Charles Meere - Mrs Donald Mackay
  • Charles Meere - Mrs CS Richards
  • Percival James Norton - Mrs S Norton
  • Frank Payne - Anna Englis
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Harold Beck
  • RW Phillips - Hope Croll
  • William R Plowman - Miss Wilma Bigolky
  • Harold Septimus Power - Self-portrait
  • J H R Rousel - Hon WJ Bradley, KC, MLC
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - CWB Littlejohn, FRCS, OBE, MC
  • John Thomas Nightingale Rowell - Self-portrait
  • Roderick Shaw - Fred Haimes
  • C S Smith - Mr RW Stone
  • Joshua Smith - Dr Hugh Poate, FRCS, FRACS
  • Joshua Smith - Professor Harvey Sutton, OBE, MD, DPH, FRACP
  • Roland Strasser - Beatrice Tange
  • H J Taprell - Miss L Smith
  • Graham A Thorley - Sir Thomas Rutherford, KCSI, CIE
  • Wallace Thornton - Self-portrait
  • Dora Toovey - Dora Birtles
  • Lyall Trindall - AK Marsden
  • Lyall Trindall - Lady Braddon
  • Alice Turnbull - HL Askey, Esq
  • Jack Waugh - Henry Edgecombe
  • Charles Wheeler - Miss Judith Coles
  • Percy I White - LO Bailey, Esq
  • Joseph Wolinski - Howard Ashton
  • Joseph Wolinski - Henry F Halloran
  • Eric Wright - George Patterson