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date: 21 August 2019

Dargie, William Alexander (Sir)locked

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 4 June 1912, in Footscray (Victoria); died 26 July 2003, in Melbourne.

Painter. Figures, nudes, landscapes.

Sir William Dargie won the Archibald Prize, the most important portraiture prize, and regarded as the most prominent of all arts prizes in Australia, eight times. Notable portraits include those of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. During World War II, he served as an official war artist in New Guinea, Greece, Crete, the Middle East and India. He was head of the Victorian National Gallery Art School ...

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