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George Finey George Finey i(A42326 works by) (a.k.a. George Edmond Finey)
Also writes as: Finey
Born: Established: 16 Mar 1895 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 8 Jun 1987 Lawson, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1919
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A newspaper cartoonist, George Finey worked in the 1930s for Smith's Weekly, The Daily Telegraph and the Militant Minority Movement's journal, the Red Leader. He later contributed work to other newspapers and magazines, making his name as an exceptional caricaturist. A collection of these caricatures was published in 1931. However, Finey also worked in other media and his paintings in collage were exhibited at the Sydney Opera House in 1978.

Most Referenced Works


  • The December 1922 issue of the Home contains a page of 'Cubist Caricatures' by George Finey which comprises portraits of Dorothea Mackellar, Ernest O'Ferrall (Kodak), Hugh McCrae, Henry Lawson, Mary Gilmore, Sydney Ure Smith, H. C. McKay and Dame Nellie Melba.
  • The March 1923 issue of the Home contains a full-page Finey caricature of Hugh McCrae and Leon Gellert.
  • See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for George Edmond Finey, (1895-1987).
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