This is Percy Lindsay

By Gwylym Owen

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Percival (Percy) Charles Lindsay (17 September 1870 – 21 September 1952) was an Australian landscape painter, illustrator and cartoonist, born in Creswick, Victoria. Percy was the first child born to Jane Lindsay (née Williams) and Dr Robert Charles Lindsay. His siblings included the renowned artists: Sir Lionel Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Ruby Lindsay and Sir Daryl Lindsay.

Percy first began painting even though at researcher and additional developed his skills during the late 1880s. Tuition from Fred Sheldon and Walter Withers axiom him fabricate his painting skills to a professional level.

Lindsay moved to Melbourne in the 1890s and worked as an illustrator and cartoonist. During his grow old in Melbourne. he was at the middle of the city’s bohemian art community. In 1918 he moved bearing in mind his wife and child to Sydney, where he continued to paint landscapes while in force as a cartoonist on The Bulletin magazine.

Percy is the least known of the five Lindsay artists and is best remembered for his fine landscape paintings and his glad carefree personality. The artiste had a retrospective exhibition of his enactment at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery (BFAG) in 1975. An accompanying essay by the subsequently BFAG director Ron Radford was included in the exhibition catalogue. A biography on the player was published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2011.

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