Tony Underhill: 12 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

Anthony Barton (Tony) Underhill was an Australian player born in Sydney in 1923.

Underhill united the Australian Army in 1941. During this times he met William Dobell who taught him art and he completed his training considering Dobell at the Sydney Technical College from 1945-46. He was a semi-official War Artist in New Guinea and North Australia from 1942-43. He had his first solo play-act in Melbourne in 1947, then moved to England the afterward year. He taught at Hornsey and Guildford Colleges of Art and became head of post-graduate painting at Birmingham Polytechnic. His works are held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Underhill died in London upon 24 May 1977.

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