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Lionel Lindsay Lionel Lindsay i(A20938 works by) (a.k.a. Lionel Arthur Lindsay; Sir Lionel Lindsay)
Also writes as: John Hall ; L. L.
Born: Established: 17 Oct 1874 Creswick, Creswick area, Creswick - Daylesford area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 22 May 1961 Hornsby, Hornsby area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Lionel Lindsay, brother of Percy, Daryl, Ruby and Norman Lindsay , established a reputation both in Australia and overseas as an etcher, wood-engraver and water-colour painter. He was knighted in 1941 for his services to art. Lindsay also worked as a journalist and cartoonist for newspapers in Melbourne and Sydney, including the Hawk, the Free Lance and the Evening News, and illustrated numerous Australian books. An influentiial art critic, Lindsay published a provocative critique of modern art, Addled Art (1942), and studies of several Australian artists including A Consideration of the Art of Ernest Moffitt (1899) and Conrad Martens (1920).

Most Referenced Works


  • Husband of Jean Lindsay.

  • Sources list variant date of birth: Australian Dictionary of Biography lists, 17 October 1874; Monash Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Australia lists, 18 October 1874.
  • See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Sir Lionel Arthur Lindsay, (1874-1961).
  • The February 1931 issue of The Home contains, '"Unpublished Journal" of Jules Renard: Aphorisms and Observations Casually Selected by Lionel Lindsay' (pp. 43, 68). Including a brief introduction by Lindsay, the section comprises a compilation of extracts from the writing of French author, Jules Renard (1864-1910).

Known archival holdings

Albinski 130-131
State Library of Victoria (VIC)
State Library of New South Wales (NSW)
National Library of Australia (ACT)
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