RMIT alumnus and Adjunct Professor of Art, Vincent Fantauzzo, has taken home the Archibald People's Choice Award for the fourth time.
It was the artist's second year in a row winning the popular award, and his sixth time as an Archibald finalist.
Adjunct Professor Fantauzzo is now the most awarded artist in the 26-year history of the People's Choice award.
The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921 and seeks to award the best portrait painted by an artist resident in Australasia annually.
The Archibald People's Choice, first awarded in 1988, is voted for by the public visiting the Archibald exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Adjunct Professor Fantauzzo's painting, All that's good in me (self-portrait as son Luca), is a self-portrait inspired by his four-year-old son.
"He is my priority in every way… He depends on me and makes me who I am," Adjunct Professor Fantauzzo said of his son, in a description for the 160 by 260 cm painting.
"Children are so confident as artists and with their opinions. I hope he never loses that. I find the look in Luca's eye to be so innocent yet there is a strength and vulnerability there too."
Adjunct Professor Fantauzzo was awarded $2,500 in prize money and a $1,000 ANZ Visa Gift Card for the painting.
His previously acclaimed works include portraits of his wife, Offspring actor Asher Keddie (People's Choice 2013), chef Matt Moran (Packing Room Prize 2011), child actor Brandon Walters (People's Choice 2009), and late actor Health Ledger (People's Choice 2008).
He was appointed an Adjunct Professor in the School of Art in 2013.
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