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Archibald Prize 1957

Entries: 156 (69 selected)
Exhibition dates: 12 December 1957 to 12 January 1958
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

This year the dates of the exhibition were shifted so that the show began in the same year to which the award applied.

Ivor Hele won for the fifth time in seven years. He donated his winning self-portrait to the Gallery, and the Gallery also bought William Dobell’s portrait of writer Mary Gilmore.

  • Harold Abbott - John Winter, Esq
  • Mary Abbott - Patricia Abbott
  • Alan Baker - W Herman Slade, Esq
  • Reshid Bey - Self-portrait
  • William Geoffrey Boissevain - The Hon Chief Justice of WA, Sir John Dwyer, KCMG
  • Donald Cameron - Councillor R Desmond Kennedy, JP
  • Reg Campbell - Sir Brian Swift, Kt, MC, MA, MD (Cantab), FRCS (Edin), FRACS, FRCOG
  • Jack Carington Smith - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, The Hon J Mcleay, MM, MP
  • Jack Carington Smith - Professor SW Carey
  • Judy Cassab - Portrait of Jim Bendrodt
  • Ronald William Crawford - Portrait of R Malcolm Warner
  • William Dobell - Mr Cami Gheysens
  • William Dobell - Dame Mary Gilmore
  • Dudley Drew - Ernest Buckmaster, artist
  • Clyve Elliott - Helen
  • Maximilian Feuerring - Self-portrait
  • Bruce Fletcher - Self-portrait
  • Bruce Fletcher - Sir Arthur Warner, MLC
  • Herbert Flugelman - E Bremer, Esq
  • Victor Forstmann - Mr Leo McKern, as Ned Kelly
  • Kit Goninon - Carol Long
  • Vaughan Murray Griffin - Mr Alan Nichols
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Lieut-General Sir John Northcott, KCMG, KCVO, CB
  • E A Harvey - Master Antony Harvey
  • Ivor Hele - AR Downer, MP
  • Ivor Hele - Self-portrait (Winner: Archibald Prize 1957)
  • Sali Herman - Self-portrait
  • Nora Heysen - Professor CG Lambie, MC, MD, FRACP, FRS (Ed)
  • Graeme Inson - Peter Lorimer
  • Graeme Inson - HA Hanke
  • Peter James - WT Arthur, Esq
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Dr Stephen Dobell-Brown
  • Vernon Jones - Air Marshal Sir John McCauley, KBE, CB, BCom
  • J Noel Kilgour - Mrs Jean Higgs
  • Garrett Kingsley - Phyllis Brodziak
  • Kurt Klingstedt - Mrs George Sanderson, Sen
  • Michael Kmit - Mrs Kmit
  • Valerie Lazarus - HD Arnott, LLB, ARAE
  • George Luke - Arnold H Conrad, FRAIA, FRSA
  • Enid Mackellar - Mrs Stephen Roberts
  • Charles McKervey - Anne
  • Mary Elizabeth McLeish - Jack Courier
  • Alan Martin - Ida Meldrum
  • Nancy Menetrey - Noel Hickey, photographer
  • Clem Millward - Limpy Harry
  • Leonard Victor Mitchell - Dr Nicolai Malko
  • Leonard Victor Mitchell - Sir John Collins, KBE, CB
  • Ellis Murphy - Miss Shane Hewett
  • Clif Peir - Jeanette Stedman
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Dr Byron Stanton
  • William Pidgeon - The Right Rev WG Hilliard, MA, Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Sydney
  • William Pidgeon - Mr WA O'Callaghan
  • Clifton Pugh - Self-portrait
  • A Durham Rayner - K Stuart Hetzel, MD, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Adelaide
  • Harold Rubin - Self-portrait
  • John Santry - Mrs Bailey
  • Hans Selke - Self-portrait
  • Arnold Joseph Victor Shore - Alice Panton, artist
  • Arnold Joseph Victor Shore - Bill Morphett
  • Joshua Smith - Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn, Kt, OBE
  • John Talbert - Elizabeth
  • C G Taylor - Self-portrait
  • Dora Toovey - Dr Jacqueline Jackson
  • Dora Toovey - Mrs John Santry
  • William Torrance - Artist's mother
  • Douglas Watson - Leonie
  • Clive Wilbow - Self-portrait
  • Clive Wilbow - Mrs CT Wilbow
  • Desmond Wood - Frank Hinder