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Winner for 1953


Finalists for 1953

  • S Antonini - Miss M Shaw
  • Alan Baker - Artist's Wife
  • Stanley Ballard - Portrait of Donald Cameron
  • Stanley Ballard - Portrait of His Honour Judge Moore
  • Esme Bell - Mrs. Keith McKeon
  • Reshid Bey - John Casson, Esq.
  • Mary Brady - The Hon. Mr. Justice A. M. Webb
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Lieut. Gen. Sir Horace Robertson
  • Norma Bull - Mrs Edward Stevens
  • Charles Bush - Allan R Henderson
  • Donald Cameron - Portrait of the Reverend A. C. Karmouche
  • Donald Cameron - Portrait of Mr. W. C. G. Macracken
  • Reg Campbell - Albert Namatjira
  • Jack Carington Smith - Leighton Irwin, CMG
  • Jack Carington Smith - John Pearce
  • Norman Carter - Lt Col F L Coldwell-Smith, MVO, MC
  • Judy Cassab - Portrait of C R McKerihan
  • Judy Cassab - Portrait of Richard Trent
  • Noel Counihan - Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • Noel Counihan - Portrait of Vance Palmer
  • Ronald William Crawford - Miss Olive Wren
  • George Crossley - Dr. Robert Kiel
  • William Dargie - The Hon Sir Colin Archibald Sinclair, KBE
  • Aileen R Dent - Mr Henry Searby, MS, FRCS, FRACS, QHS
  • William Dobell - Harry Stevenson
  • John Dowie - The Hon. Sir John Mellis Napier, K.C.M.G., Kt.St.J.
  • Dudley Drew - Mr S S Anderson
  • Dudley Drew - The late King O'Malley
  • Peter Louis Elliott - R Windeyer, QC
  • Sam Fullbrook - Bernard Sahm
  • Owen Garde - Sir John Dwyer, Chief Justice of Western Australia
  • James William Govett - Professor Chisholm
  • Ambrose Griffin - Mrs. E. Beaurepaire
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Rufus Morris, Esq.
  • E A Harvey - Portrait of Mrs EA Harvey
  • Weaver Hawkins - Helen Simpson
  • Ivor Hele - John Horner, Esq.
  • Ivor Hele - Sir Henry Simpson Newland, CBE, DSO, MS, FRCS (Winner: Archibald Prize 1953)
  • Robert Hofmann - Peter Leonard
  • Edith L Holmes - Barclay Erskine
  • Tom Hubble - Vol Molesworth
  • Graeme Inson - Brian Fitzpatrick, Esq
  • Graeme Inson - The Hon Sir Raymond Kelly
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Lady Hallstrom
  • Vernon Jones - John Breen
  • J Noel Kilgour - Miss Lorraine Millard
  • Garrett Kingsley - Rear Admiral H. A. Showers, C.B.E.
  • Kurt Klingstedt - Professor Harry Messel
  • Kurt Klingstedt - The Hon FH Hawkins, MLA, Minister for Lands
  • Tempe Manning - Self-portrait
  • Fred Martin - Miss Mena Abdullah
  • Max Martin - Archbishop Mannix
  • Charles Meere - Carol
  • Max Meldrum - Mrs. G. Weir
  • Timothy Messack - Self-portrait
  • Graham Moore - C. G. Crane, Esq.
  • Arthur J Murch - Douglas Stewart
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Miss M Stuart
  • Judith M Perry - Portrait of Ian Cole
  • John Peterson - Self-portrait
  • William Pidgeon - The Late Captain W G Lawrence
  • William Pidgeon - Miss Dorothy Lees
  • John Thomas Rigby - Mr Jon Molvig
  • Albert Rydge - Portrait of Clifford Grant as Giovanni
  • Jeffrey Smart - JL Stephen Mansfield, FRIBA
  • C S Smith - Gwynneth Stone
  • Joshua Smith - Mr. A. D. Aboud
  • Graham A Thorley - Adrian Riordan
  • Wallace Thornton - Lyndon Dadswell
  • Dora Toovey - Miss Jacqueline Jackson
  • Clive Wilbow - Self-portrait
  • Reinis Zusters - Sir Robert Garran