Wes Walters

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Wes(ley) Walters, Australian artist who won the Archibald Prize.[1] Born Mildura, Victoria, 1928.[1] He was a realist portrait painter and abstract artist. He painted nearly 200 portraits of leading Australians, especially academics, businessmen, artists, and musicians.[2] Awarded Minnie Crouch Prize in 1953 and 1956. He won the 1979 Archibald prize in 1980 with a portrait of Phillip Adams. He was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1988 and 1990. He painted a 1.3 metre high, 1 metre wide portrait of the Central Queensland University's Chancellor, Justice Stan Jones. In 1998 he painted Donald Bradman.


  1. ^ a b "Wes WALTERS (1928-)". University of Ballarat Honour Roll. 
  2. ^ James Cockington (27 May 2009). "The art of Wes Walters". The Age. 
Preceded by
Brett Whiteley
Archibald Prize
for Portrait of Phillip Adams
Succeeded by
Not awarded
(Eric Smith, 1981)