The Archibald Prize
William Dargie won the Archibald Prize 1942. As an official war artist he painted a portrait of Corporal Jim Gordon in World War II in Syria. Unfortunately during the journey back to Australia the ship sank.
Albert Namatjira was painted by William Dargie in 1956. He earned $1364 as prize money.
In 1938 Max Meldrum said women couldn't be expected to paint as well as men. Nora Heysen proved him wrong and was the first woman to win Archibald Prize that same year.
6 years ago, in 2008, Sam Leach painted a portrait of himself as Hitler. This made the front page of The Age. This portrait created a national dispute because some people thought it was inappropriate.
- W B McInnes (1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1936)
- John Longstaff (1925, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1935)
- William Dargie (1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1956)
The winner for 2014 is Fiona Lowry- Penelope Seidler.
This is picture of Fiona Lowry's portrait of Penelope Seidler.
This is a photo of William Dargie and his portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
This photo a portrait of Joshua Smith that was painted by William Dobell that created a controversy.