Biographical entry Dargie, William Alexander (Bill) (1912 - 2003)
- 4 June 1912
Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Artist and Teacher
William Alexander (Bill) Dargie was an artist and teacher. Born in Melbourne in 1912, Dargie went on to become an official war artist (1941-46) and art advisor to the Australian War Memorial's board of trustees. He was head of the National Gallery of Victoria School from 1946 to 1953 and a member of the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board from 1952 to 1972. Dargie won many awards, especially for his portraiture. He won the Archibald Prize eight times.
Robb, Gwenda and Elaine Smith. Concise Dictionary of Australian Artists. Edited by Robert Smith. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1993, 67.
'William Dargie.' Australian War Memorial, http://www.awm.gov.au/people/artist_profiles/dargie. Accessed 30 July 2013.