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Raymond Lindsay Raymond Lindsay i(A32096 works by)
Born: Established: 1903 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 1960
Gender: Male
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Raymond Lindsay, the second son of Norman Lindsay (q.v) and Katie Lindsay, was raised in Sydney for several years. When Norman went to England in 1909 for a prolonged stay, Katie took her three sons - Jack (q.v.), Raymond and Philip (q.v.) - to Brisbane. Raymond attended a Church of England school and then worked as a cadet reporter for the Brisbane Courier. Jack's account of their early life has been given in Life Rarely Tells (1958). Raymond followed his brothers to Sydney in late 1921 and their years there have been recalled in I'd Live the Same Life Over (1941) by Philip Lindsay.

Raymond had various studios in the inner city area while a pupil at Julian Ashton's Art School. He renewed contact with his father but did not become a disciple in the way that Jack did; nor did he become involved with Vision. He married Loma Latour, a potter, but the couple separated in the mid-thirties. He married Joan Skinner just before the Second World War. He continued to paint, supplementing his income by teaching, freelance work, proof reading and writing art criticism for the Daily Telegraph. He also illustrated books, including some for his brother Philip.

In 1959, Jack wrote to his brother seeking background material for the second part of his autobiography, The Roaring Twenties (1960). Raymond's extended reply, A Letter from Sydney, was published in 1983.

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