Marcus Wills

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His Archibald Prize winning painting was based on this print by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder

Marcus Wills (born 1972) is an Australian artist. He studied for an Advanced Certificate of Art and Design between 1989 and 1991 at the Wimmera Community College of TAFE (now Federation University Australia's Horsham Campus). He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995.[1]

He was the winner of the 2006 Archibald Prize for his painting of The Paul Juraszek Monolith, which was based on an engraving by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.[2]

In 2000, he won the second Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.[3]

He was a finalist of the Archibald Prize in 2015 and 2016.


Preceded by
John Olsen
Archibald Prize
for The Paul Juraszek Monolith
Succeeded by
John Beard