The Archibald

'. . . the man behind one of Australia’s oldest and best known art prizes for portraiture. Yet Archibald had no desire to become famous and, during his lifetime, shunned publicity and remained evasive and enigmatic. A portrait of him,commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW trustees, was made after his death and remains as one of the pictorial records of a man who avoided having his photograph taken' Art Galley of NSW
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Barry McCann 'Simpatico' 2008 Winner

Barry McCann's painting of Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant was hung in the 2008 Archibald Prize (Art Gallery of NSW)

William Pidgeon: Mr Ray Walker :: WINNER Archibald Prize 1958 :: Art Gallery NSW

Winner: Archibald Prize 1958 William Pidgeon Title Mr Ray Walker Medium oil on canvas

Ivor Hele: Rt. Hon. R. G. Menzies, P.C., C.H., Q.C., M.P. :: WINNER Archibald…

Ivor Hele: Rt. Hon. R. G. Menzies, P.C., C.H., Q.C., M.P. :: WINNER Archibald…

Nicholas Harding 'John Bell as King Lear' 2001 winner

Winner: Archibald Prize 2001 Nicholas Harding Title John Bell as King Lear Medium oil on canvas on board

Garry Shead 'Tom Thompson' 1993 winner

Archibald Prize Archibald 1993 finalist: Tom Thompson by Garry Shead

Vincent Fantauzzo 'Love face' 2013 people's choice

Vincent Fantauzzo, oil on linen, winnder of the Archibald Prize 2013 :: Art Gallery NSW

Jasper Knight 'The Honourable Bob Carr' 2007 finalist

Archibald Prize Archibald 2007 finalist: The Honourable Bob Carr by Jasper Knight

Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo 'Self portrait' 1924 finalist

erretratu: “Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo - “Self-Portrait” 1924 ”