Archibald Prize

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The Archibald Prize was the first major prize for portraiture in Australian art.wikipedia
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J. F. Archibald

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It was first awarded in 1921 after the receipt of a bequest from J. F. Archibald, the editor of The Bulletin who died in 1919.
He was also the founder and namesake of the annual Archibald Prize art award.

List of Archibald Prize winners

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*List of Archibald Prize winners
This is a list of winners of the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture, first awarded in 1921.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

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It is now administered by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and awarded for "the best portrait, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics, painted by an artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the date fixed by the trustees for sending in the pictures."
In 1921, the inaugural Archibald Prize was awarded to W.B. McInnes for his portrait of architect Desbrowe Annear.

Paul Newton (artist)

Paul Newton
There has twice been a matching Packing Room Prize and People's Choice Award winner – although neither won the main prize – to Paul Newton's portrait of Roy Slaven and HG Nelson in 2001, and to Jan Williamson's portrait of singer/songwriter Jenny Morris in 2002.
He has won the Archibald Prize Packing Room Prize twice:

Lists of Archibald Prize finalists

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The page List of Archibald Prize winners provides a summary of Archibald Prize winners.

Sir John Sulman Prize

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The Archibald Prize is held at the same time as the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Mortimore Prize for Realism, the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Young Archie competition and (before 2003) the Dobell Prize.
It is now held concurrently with the Archibald Prize, Australia's best-known art prize, and also with the Wynne Prize, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney.

Salon des Refusés (Archibald)

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Since 1992, a selection of entrants not included amongst the finalists has been included in the Salon des Refusés.
Salon des Refusés is a popular Australian art exhibition which shows some of the rejected submissions to the Archibald Prize, Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture, and also the Wynne Prize entries for landscape & figure sculpture.

Wynne Prize

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The Archibald Prize is held at the same time as the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Mortimore Prize for Realism, the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Young Archie competition and (before 2003) the Dobell Prize.
Now held concurrently with the Sir John Sulman Prize and the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

Jan Williamson

There has twice been a matching Packing Room Prize and People's Choice Award winner – although neither won the main prize – to Paul Newton's portrait of Roy Slaven and HG Nelson in 2001, and to Jan Williamson's portrait of singer/songwriter Jenny Morris in 2002.
She is known for winning the Archibald Prize Packing Room Prize twice in a row: in 2002 with a portrait of Jenny Morris—which also won the People's Choice Award—and again in 2003 with a portrait of actor Rachel Ward.

Brett Whiteley

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In 1978 Brett Whiteley won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes all in the same year, the only time this has happened.
He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries, and was twice winner of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes.

Dobell Prize

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The Archibald Prize is held at the same time as the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Mortimore Prize for Realism, the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Young Archie competition and (before 2003) the Dobell Prize.
The prize had previously been held in conjunction with the Archibald Prize, Sulman Prize, Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. The Dobell Drawing Prize, now held at the National Art School, runs in alternative years to the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Bald Archy Prize

Bald Archy
The satirical Bald Archy Prize, supposedly judged by a cockatoo, was started in 1994 at the Coolac Festival of Fun as a parody of the Archibald Prize; it attracted so many visitors that it has moved to Sydney.
The Bald Archy is an Australian art prize, a parody of the Archibald Prize, an important portraiture award.

Danelle Bergstrom

Danelle Bergstrom has won the Packing Room Prize twice, first in 1995 with a portrait of singer/songwriter Jon English, and again in 2007 with a portrait of actor Jack Thompson, with the work entitled Take Two.
Bergstrom has been a finalist of the Australian portrait prize, Archibald Prize for painting notable Australians: 1995 singer/songwriter Jon English - Packing room prize winner, artist John Firth Smith 1998 & 2001, Artist Margaret Olley 2003, artist Kevin Connor 2006, industrialist and patron of the arts, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis- highly commended, Actor Jack Thompson 2007 - Packing Room Prize, Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe 2008, Artist Guy Warren 2016.

William Dobell

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The prize has historically attracted a good deal of controversy and several court cases; the most famous was in 1943 when William Dobell's winning painting Mr Joshua Smith, a portrait of fellow artist Joshua Smith was challenged because of claims it was a caricature rather than a portrait.
Dobell won the Archibald Prize, Australia's premier award for portrait artists on three occasions.

Nora Heysen

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Max Meldrum criticised the 1938 Archibald Prize winner, Nora Heysen, saying that women could not be expected to paint as well as men.
Nora Heysen (11 January 1911 – 30 December 2003) was an Australian artist, the first woman to win the prestigious Archibald Prize in 1938 for portraiture and the first Australian woman appointed as an official war artist.

Max Meldrum

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Max Meldrum criticised the 1938 Archibald Prize winner, Nora Heysen, saying that women could not be expected to paint as well as men.
He is known as the founder of Australian Tonalism, a representational style of painting, as well as his portrait work, for which he won the Archibald Prize in 1939 and 1940.

Australian Photographic Portrait Prize

The Archibald Prize is held at the same time as the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Mortimore Prize for Realism, the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Young Archie competition and (before 2003) the Dobell Prize.
The Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize was a photographic art prize held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in conjunction with the Archibald Prize, Wynne Prize and Sulman Prize.

Clifton Pugh

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On becoming Prime Minister in 1972, Gough Whitlam commissioned his friend Clifton Pugh to paint the official portrait.
Clifton Ernest Pugh AO, (17 December 1924 – 14 October 1990) was an Australian artist and three-time winner of Australia's Archibald Prize.

Jon English

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Danelle Bergstrom has won the Packing Room Prize twice, first in 1995 with a portrait of singer/songwriter Jon English, and again in 2007 with a portrait of actor Jack Thompson, with the work entitled Take Two.
In 1995, Jon English, a portrait by artist Danelle Bergstrom, won the 'Packing Room Prize' in the Archibald Prize.

John Olsen (Australian artist)

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In 1953 several art students including John Olsen protested William Dargie's winning portrait, the seventh time he had been awarded the prize.
John Henry Olsen, AO, OBE (born 21 January 1928) is an Australian artist and winner of the 2005 Archibald Prize.

Joshua Smith (artist)

Joshua Smith
The prize has historically attracted a good deal of controversy and several court cases; the most famous was in 1943 when William Dobell's winning painting Mr Joshua Smith, a portrait of fellow artist Joshua Smith was challenged because of claims it was a caricature rather than a portrait.
Joshua Smith (12 March 1905 – 22 July 1995) was an Australian artist who won the Archibald Prize in 1944 with his portrait of Hon Sol Rosevear, MHR, Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, but is better known as the subject of the previous year's controversial Archibald Prize win, Mr Joshua Smith by artist William Dobell.

Mr Joshua Smith

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The prize has historically attracted a good deal of controversy and several court cases; the most famous was in 1943 when William Dobell's winning painting Mr Joshua Smith, a portrait of fellow artist Joshua Smith was challenged because of claims it was a caricature rather than a portrait.
The painting was awarded the Archibald Prize in 1943.

Adam Cullen

Another controversy involved the 2000 Archibald winner, when artist Adam Cullen lodged a complaint with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation who had used his painting, Portrait of David Wenham, in a television commercial.
Adam Frederick Cullen (9 October 1965 – 28 July 2012) was an Australian artist, most known for winning the Archibald Prize in 2000 with a portrait of actor David Wenham.

Evert Ploeg

In 1997 the painting of the Bananas in Pyjamas television characters by Evert Ploeg was deemed ineligible by the trustees because it was not a painting of a person.
Evert Ploeg (pronounced Ay-vert Plough; born 1963 in Sydney, New South Wales) is one of Australia's most highly regarded portrait painters, who has won a range of painting prizes, such as the 1999 and 2007 Archibald Prize (Category: People’s Choice) and was awarded the highly coveted ‘Signature Status’ of The Portrait Society of America.

Roy and HG

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There has twice been a matching Packing Room Prize and People's Choice Award winner – although neither won the main prize – to Paul Newton's portrait of Roy Slaven and HG Nelson in 2001, and to Jan Williamson's portrait of singer/songwriter Jenny Morris in 2002.
In 2001 a portrait of Roy & HG by visual artist Paul Newton won the Packing Room Prize and the People's Choice award at the Archibald Prize.