Ray Austin Crooke AM (12 July 1922 – 5 December 2015) was an Australian artist known for his landscapes. He won the Archibald Prize in 1969 with a portrait of George Johnston. Crooke was born in Auburn, Victoria in 1922. He spent time in Townsville, Cape York and other parts of northern Australia during World War II. He is admired for his ability to catch the qualities of the light so characteristic of the tropics, and the atmosphere of Pacific Island communities.