Historical information

R.A. Crouch established the George Crouch Prize for contemporary art at the Ballarat Art Gallery in memory of his father. The prize an from 1927 till the 1970s.

Physical description

Brass plaque with a sculptural likeness of George Crouch in the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The George Crouch Prize was established by, R.A. Crouch, the son of George Crouch. memory. Thought you might want to make a correction.

"A well known resident of Ballarat East in the early days. Mr George Crouch, passed away at the age of 86, at his residence, Wynnstay road, Armadale, on Wednesday. For a number of years the late Mr Crouch conducted a boot and shoe store in Bridge street, and was successful in business. He leaves a widow, two sons, amndtwo daughters, one of the sons being Lieut.-Colonel R. A. Crouch, who represented Corio in the Federal Parliament for nine years, and who is a native of Ballarat." (Ballarat Star, 9 Oct 1914 )

Inscriptions & markings

George Crouch
A Ballarat pioneer since 1852
Erected by the Council
of the Gallery - 1940