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

Archibald Prize 1950

Entries: 175 (86 selected)
Prize money: approximately £500
Exhibition dates: 20 January to 4 March 1951
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

  • Harold Abbott - George Lucas
  • Dennis Adams - The late Norman W Yeo
  • Alan Baker - Artist's father
  • Jack Bennett - CE Bunton, Esq, Mayor of Albury
  • Jack Bennett - The artist's wife
  • Ian Bow - Portrait of John Bayard
  • Mary Brady - Artist's mother
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Thorald Gunnerson, Esq
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Self-portrait
  • Maude E M Burrell - Self-portrait
  • Mary Caldersmith - Artist's mother
  • Jack Carington Smith - Professor AL McAulay
  • Jack Carington Smith - Miss Jane Power, OBE
  • Norman Carter - Professor Leslie Wilkinson
  • A D Colquhoun - The Hon LH McBrien, OBE
  • Amalie Sara Colquhoun - Andrea Maneschi
  • Alfred H Cook - Thomas Januarius Smith, president Board Fire Commissioners of NSW
  • Ronald William Crawford - Ken Thomson
  • Ronald William Crawford - Dr Leslie Smith
  • William Dargie - WR Sedon, Esq
  • William Dargie - Sir Leslie McConnan (Winner: Archibald Prize 1950)
  • Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - RA Oxlade, CBE
  • Aileen R Dent - Sir Charles Lowe
  • William Dobell - Hudson Fysh, Esq
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Millicent Preston-Stanley
  • Herbert Flugelman - Miss Betty Randolph
  • Victor Forstmann - Hector Gilliland
  • Winston Fry - Geraldine
  • Winston Fry - Son of the artist
  • Edna Garran-Brown - Old Anzac
  • Anson Gilchrist - Miss Ilona Yolanovich
  • Vaughan Murray Griffin - Mrs CN MacKay
  • Lincoln B Hamilton - Self-portrait
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Hayward Veal, Esq
  • E A Harvey - Captain Brett Hilder
  • Ivor Hele - Self-portrait
  • Ivor Hele - Bill Hayward
  • Sali Herman - Toni
  • Sali Herman - Self-portrait
  • Nora Heysen - Robert H Black, MD
  • Irene Gladys Hill - The ophthalmic surgeon
  • Robert Hofmann - WM Buntine, MA
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Manusu
  • Justus Jorgensen - Self-portrait
  • Louis Kahan - Walter Magnus
  • J Noel Kilgour - Captain Barbara M Millard (AANS)
  • J Noel Kilgour - AJ Seeck, Esq
  • Garrett Kingsley - Dr H Walton Smith
  • Mary Elizabeth McLeish - Marna Fitchett
  • Mary Elizabeth McLeish - Self-portrait
  • Marie McNiven - Dame Mary Gilmore
  • Miriam MacRae - His Excellency Mr Yusef Haroon - Pakistan High Commissioner
  • Tempe Manning - Mr George Brooke - artist
  • Charles Meere - Cyril Golding, Esq
  • Charles Meere - Veronica Loschiavo
  • Max Meldrum - Self-portrait
  • Leonard Victor Mitchell - Alexander Fraser, ARBS sculptor
  • Graham Moore - Self-portrait
  • Alexander Muir - Joyce Haneman
  • Arthur J Murch - George Wallace
  • Esther Paterson - Douglas Gillison
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Dr Paul Ehrenfeld
  • William Pidgeon - The Right Hon RG Menzies, CH, KC, MP
  • William Pidgeon - Kenneth Slessor
  • George Raffan - The Hon PC Spender, KC, MP
  • Lloyd Rees - Self-portrait
  • Barbara Robertson - June
  • Barbara Robertson - Self-portrait
  • Albert Rydge - George St Heaps, Esq
  • Eric John Smith - The artist's wife
  • Eric John Smith - The postman
  • Jim Smith - Portrait of Sammy
  • Joshua Smith - Dr George Bell, OBE, FRACS
  • Roland Strasser - Mrs George R Nicholas
  • C G Taylor - Michael Taylor
  • Graham A Thorley - The lady in blue
  • Wallace Thornton - Geoffrey Graham
  • Dora Toovey - Miss Nancy Bird
  • Lyall Trindall - Mrs Roy McCaughey
  • Lyall Trindall - Self-portrait
  • Hayward Veal - Hugh McCrae
  • Maria Teresa Vigano - Bernard O'Dowd
  • Leslie J Walker - Dr DL Ewen, MD, BChM, BSc, DPM
  • Alan Warren - Marie Peterson
  • Charles Wheeler - Mrs Rasmussen
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self-portrait