Arthur Murch (1902-1989) was Australian born. He was a prolific twentieth century artist and sculptor. He lived by the sea near Sydney for many years and drew inspiration from the environment for his figurative and landscape works.
He won the Archibald Prize in 1949 and developed several different artistic styles over his career from impressionist to cubist.
Murch was commissioned as an official War Artist for the Second Wold War and has 47 of his works in the War Memorial collection.
Following his death his wife and daughter spent a great deal of time and effort cataloguing his work and life and there is an excellent website on him.
Image courtesy of the Estate of Arthur Murch.