Posted by De La Salle College, Ashfield
on 3 June 2019
This year's Archibald Prize winner is Tony Costa.
Tony attended primary school at St Mary's Concord and then went on to study at Christian Brothers Burwood for Years 7 10. But his best years were those spent at De La Salle Ashfield for Years 11 and 12.
Born in Sydney in 1955. After leaving De La Salle Ashfield, Costa completed postgraduate studies at the City Art Institute Sydney. In 1988, he was selected to participate in the Triangle Artists' Workshop in New York. He was an Art Gallery of NSW Archibald finalist in 2017 & 2015 and has also been a finalist in the Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize, Sulman Prize & Dobell Prize for Drawing as well as a finalist in Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Fleurieu Biennale and the Kilgour Portrait Prize at Newcastle Art Gallery. He was the winner of the 2014 Paddington Art Prize for Landscape painting.