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

Archibald Prize 1963

Entries: 215 (65 selected)
Exhibition dates: 18 January to 16 February 1964
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

Jack Carington Smith became the first Tasmanian artist to win the prize, for his portrait of James McAuley, professor of English at the University of Tasmania and a well-known poet.

An exhibition of rejected paintings was held again at the Anthony Hordern department store, to aid the charity Torchbearers for Legacy.

  • William Aylward - Pauline
  • Alan Baker - Douglas Pratt
  • Frederic Henry Bates - Rev WA Clint (of 'Tranby')
  • Reshid Bey - John Campton
  • Peter Alan Bill - Self-portrait
  • Edward Binder - Katie
  • Rhoda Boissevain - Dr Bronek Stein
  • William Geoffrey Boissevain - Rhoda Boissevain
  • Shirley Bourne - Dr Keith Fairley
  • Leba Bovard - Miss Debby
  • Mary Brady - Peter Summerton
  • Charles Bush - Self-portrait at 43
  • Jack Carington Smith - Professor James McAuley (Winner: Archibald Prize 1963)
  • Jack Carington Smith - Professor AL McAulay
  • Judy Cassab - Elwyn Lynn
  • Judy Cassab - Oscar Edwards
  • Kevin Connor - The Rt Hon Sir Douglas Menzies KBE
  • Kevin Connor - Albert S Foulkes
  • Robert Craig - Mrs Kathleen Dennis, MBE
  • Dudley Drew - Portrait of an old lady
  • Brian Dunlop - Justin O'Brien
  • Maximilian Feuerring - Self-portrait
  • Sam Fullbrook - Bluey Munro, secretary, Cobar Miners
  • Kenneth Green - Self-portrait
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Arthur Denning, CBE, DSc, DipEd, ASTC, FRSA
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Self-portrait
  • Sali Herman - Camille Gheysens
  • Robert H Hill - Francis Hill
  • Edith L Holmes - Jan Kaneps
  • Graeme Inson - John Heydon
  • Graeme Inson - Clive Ogilvy
  • Jean Isherwood - Rev Alan Dougan, MA
  • Robert Juniper - Rose Skinner
  • Louis Kahan - Robert Hughes
  • J Noel Kilgour - George Lawrence
  • Garrett Kingsley - EL Wheelwright, DFC, MA
  • Bernard Lawson - Self-portrait
  • Valerie Lazarus - Albert Oakley
  • Carl Lock - Ian Mudie
  • Olive Long - Mrs Wanda Garnsey
  • Olive Long - John Willis-Jones
  • Pamela MacFarlane - Professor Sir John Eccles, FRS, Nobel laureate 1963
  • Max Martin - Portrait of the artist
  • Vladas Meskenas - Professor Sir Lorimer Dods
  • Vladas Meskenas - Russell Drysdale
  • Jon Molvig - Joy Roggenkamp
  • Mervyn Moriarty - Harold G Fielding
  • Arthur J Murch - Professor Sir Mark Oliphant
  • Wendy Paramor - Rada Penfold-Russell
  • William Pidgeon - The chancellor of the University of New England, PA Wright, CMG Dsc
  • Clifton Pugh - The Governor-General Viscount De L'Isle
  • Tiiu Reissar - Self-portrait
  • John Thomas Rigby - Dr FJ Olsen, first warden, Townsville University
  • John Thomas Rigby - Janita Job
  • Joe Rose - Barry Stern
  • Biruta Rutkovskis - Natasha
  • Andrew Sibley - Jon Molvig
  • Joshua Smith - Gallery attendant McSweeney
  • Joshua Smith - Rev Bertram Wyllie, MA, BD
  • June Stephenson - Self-portrait in triplicate
  • C G Taylor - Self-portrait 1963
  • Graham A Thorley - Miss Susan Gay Anderson
  • Dora Toovey - WH Lober
  • Thora Ungar - My father 1963
  • Reinis Zusters - Self-portrait in the bush