Del Kathryn Barton is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading figurative painters of her generation. Barton was awarded The 2008 Archibald Prize for a self-portrait with her children, and was finalist in 2007. The Archibald Prize is Australia's most prestigious portrait painting awards. Born in 1972, Del Kathryn Barton currently lives and works in Sydney. In 1993, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales.