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

Archibald Prize 1960

Entries: 198 (80 selected)
Prize money: £760 15s 11d
Exhibition dates: 28 January to 5 March 1961
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

Judy Cassab became the second woman to win the Archibald Prize, with a portrait of artist Stanislaus Rapotec. Jon Molvig’s portrait of Percy Spender (the first Australian on the International Court of Justice) was thought to be the other main contender. The trustees, rumoured to be unable to agree on a winner, delayed the announcement by three hours. The Gallery purchased the winning painting in 1961.

  • Norma Allen - Self-portrait
  • Norma Allen - James Ramsey
  • Alan Baker - Self-portrait
  • Joan Beck - Self-portrait
  • Reshid Bey - Matron Vivian Bullwinkel
  • Shirley Bourne - Tony Marinato
  • Mary Brady - Dr Robert J Noble
  • Rex Bramleigh - The Hon Mr Justice Barry
  • Ernest Buckmaster - The Hon RJ Gray
  • Charles Bush - Self-portrait at 40
  • Donald Cameron - John Counsel Porter
  • Donald Cameron - JM Cameron
  • Reg Campbell - Eric Baume
  • Reg Campbell - Barry Gurdon
  • Jack Carington Smith - Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Jack Carington Smith - Dr William Bryden
  • Leonard Henry Carter - Self-portrait
  • Judy Cassab - Stanislaus Rapotec (Winner: Archibald Prize 1960)
  • Walter Chandler - Rex Thorley
  • A D Colquhoun - Surgeon Rear Admiral L Lockwood
  • Noel Counihan - Judah Waten
  • William Dargie - Self-portrait
  • Frank G Dickinson - R Keith Yorston
  • Douglas Dundas - Miss Jan Barber
  • Maximilian Feuerring - Self-portrait
  • Bruce Fletcher - Mr Henry Bolte
  • Sam Fullbrook - The dancer, Ruth Bergner
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Alderman PD Hills, MLA
  • Weaver Hawkins - Rene Hawkins
  • Newton Hedstrom - Bernard Hesling
  • Sali Herman - Joan
  • Sali Herman - Rabbi Porush
  • Vera Hrubska - Barry Stern
  • Harry E Hudson - Self-portrait
  • Graeme Inson - Rev Dr WJ Edwards
  • Graeme Inson - Richard Edwards
  • Jean Isherwood - The Hon Mr Justice MacFarlan
  • Kenneth Jack - Self-portrait
  • Molly Johnson - Brenda
  • Molly Johnson - Frank Spears
  • Vernon Jones - Henry H York
  • Louis Kahan - Dame Mary Gilmore
  • J Noel Kilgour - Wilga
  • Garrett Kingsley - Michael Volin
  • Garrett Kingsley - Harry Pugmire
  • Valerie Lazarus - John Antill
  • Olive Long - Mrs Charles Cruickshank
  • Julia B Lynch - Miss Erin Quinn
  • Herbert McClintock - Self-portrait
  • Enid Mackellar - Mrs M Okkerse
  • Alan Martin - Frank Downes
  • Charles Meere - Jack
  • Max Middleton - The Hon Mr Justice Adam
  • Jon Molvig - Sir Percy Spender
  • Kathleen O'Connor - Great-grandson of CY O'Connor
  • Carlien Parker - Lieut Commander DA Ross
  • Carlien Parker - Virginia Pye
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Dr Kel Semmens
  • William Pidgeon - William Dobell
  • William Pidgeon - The Hon Sir Edward Warren
  • Gwen Pratt - Val Pratt, BSc
  • Iris Hope Proctor - Portrait of Jan
  • Marjorie Prophet - Joe
  • John Thomas Rigby - Self-portrait
  • Alex Robertson - Bea Miles
  • Joe Rose - Self-portrait
  • William Salmon - Frank Zeppel
  • John Santry - Mr RS Wakelin
  • Francis Sherwood - Mrs MM Sherwood
  • Andrew Sibley - David Rowbotham
  • Andrew Sibley - Dr Gertrude Langer
  • Joshua Smith - His Excellency The Governor of Victoria, General Sir Dallas Brooks
  • Joan Alexandra Swinbourne - Mrs Gratton-Wilson
  • John Talbert - Judy
  • Graham A Thorley - Keith Ralston
  • William Torrance - Self-portrait
  • Thora Ungar - Bob Poynter
  • Thora Ungar - Mary James
  • Grace Ward - Dr John Weatherly
  • Reinis Zusters - Terry Clune