Judy Cassab

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Judy Cassab
Judy Cassab 1945.jpg
From Cassab's scrapbook deposited in the National Library of Australia: With her baby son John in Budapest in 1945 Judy Cassab was happy to be reunited with her husband as the Germans were driven out judy cassab was a role model to many!
Born (1920-08-15) 15 August 1920 (age 94)
Vienna, Austria, (Hungarian)
Occupation Artist

Judy Cassab AO CBE (born 15 August 1920) is an Australian painter. She has twice won the Archibald Prize.

Judy Cassab was born Judit Kaszab in Vienna, Austria in 1920 to Hungarian parents. Her husband was put in a forced labour camp by the Nazis in World War II, and returned to Hungary in 1944.

She moved to Australia in 1950 and settled in Sydney.

She was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize twice:

She has held more than fifty solo exhibitions in Australia, as well as others in Paris and London.


On 14 June 1969 she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in "recognition of service to the visual arts".[1]

On 26 January 1988, she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia again in "recognition of service to the visual arts".[2]

On 3 March 1995, she was awarded a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Sydney University.[3]


  1. ^ "Judy Cassab CBE". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Judy Cassab AO". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Citation for Honorary Doctorate – University of Sydney". 

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Preceded by
William Dobell
Archibald Prize
for Stanislaus Rapotec
Succeeded by
William Edwin Pidgeon
Preceded by
Jon Molvig
Archibald Prize
for Margo Lewers
Succeeded by
William Edwin Pidgeon