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William Dargie
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Birth Date:June 4, 1912
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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Died Date:July 26, 2003


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William Dargie

Biography:William Dargie (June 4, 1912 - July 26, 2003) was an Australian painter, known especially for his portrait paintings. He holds the record for most Archibald Prize wins; eight. He was an official Australian war artist during the Second World War.

When he was young he met important Australian artists such as Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts.

He was digging a trench in Tobruk, while serving with the Australian army when informed that he had won the Archibald Prize in 1942. He served during the war in the Middle East, New Guinea, India and Burma.

He painted two official portraits of Australian Prime Ministers; Arthur Fadden and John McEwen. He painted portraits of other famous Australians such as Margaret Court and Charles Kingsford Smith. In December 1954 he painted Australia's official painting of Queen Elizabeth, who posed for him at Buckingham Palace. He painted the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956.

He received an Order of the British Empire in 1959, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1969. He also held positions on several gallery boards, serving on the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board for twenty years. Between 1946 and 1953 he was head of the Victorian Art School at the National Gallery of Victoria.

While he is most known for his portraits, he has also done a number of other works, such as smaller interior views and still lifes.

Chinese Horoscope for William Dargie
Includes characteristics and Vices
William Dargie's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: June 4, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

William Dargie's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: June 4, 1912

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

William Dargie's Growth Tarot Card Judgement

Birthday: June 4, 2017

Completion of the karmic cycle; reaping rewards, or otherwise, for past actions.




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