Arthur James MURCH

Arthur Murch joined the Royal Art Society and studied life drawing and painting at evening classes for four Years under Dattilo Rubbo and James R Jackson. Soon after being awarded a New South Wales Society of Artists’ Travelling Scholarship for sculpture in 1925, he travelled throughout Europe, studying artworks by the old masters. On his return to Sydney in late 1927 he worked as studio assistant to renowned Australian artist George Lambert.

Murch was an official war artist during World War II, and in 1949 he won the Archibald Prize for his portrait of friend and artist Bonar Dunlop.

Gender Male
Country of Birth Australia
Date of Death 1988