Arthur Murch

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Not to be confused with the 19th-century illustrator Arthur Murch (illustrator).

Arthur Murch (8 July 1902, Croydon (Sydney) – 3 September 1989, Avalon (Sydney)) was an Australian artist[1] who won the Archibald Prize in 1949 with a portrait of Bonar Dunlop.[2] He was interested in the French Post-Impressionists, Cézanne and Seurat, his style later became more Cubist.

In 1933, he formed part of an Australian expedition into central Australia.

He was appointed as an official war artist for six months during the Second World War covering the American military activities in Australia — 47 works of his are in the Australian War Memorial's collection.[1]


  1. ^ a b Arthur James Murch biography, Australian War Memorial
  2. ^ Winner: Archibald Prize 1949, Art Gallery of NSW

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Preceded by
William Dobell
Archibald Prize
for Bonar Dunlop
Succeeded by
William Dargie