Clifton Pugh was one of Australia’s most distinguished artists. He served in the intelligence section of the 6th Australian Division (1943-46) and studied at the National Gallery for three years from 1947-50. He won the Prestigious Archibald Prize for portraiture three times, in 1965, 1972 and 1973. He painted many influential Australians and world figures, including politicians, business leaders and members of royalty. His works hang in major public and private collections throughout Australia and the world. He was made an officer of the Order of Australia in 1985 for service to Australian Art.
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