Artists / Sir Daryl Lindsay

(1889 – 1976)

As a member of the famed Lindsay family Darryl Lindsay was introduced to art with his family in Creswick, Victoria. As a young man he jackarooed in south Queensland and worked on a farm in the Riverina. In 1915 Lindsay enlisted in the AIF where he served in France with his brother-in –law, Will Dyson before being transferred, by the army, to work as an artist for plastic surgery at the Queen Mary Hospital in Kent. After the war he studied for a short time with Professor Henry Tonks at the Slade before returning to home in 1919. In 1922 he married and returned to London with his wife, Joan a’Beckett Lindsay where he studied watercolour painting. By 1940 Lindsay’s  recognised extensive knowledge of prints led to his appointment at the NGV, firstly as the keeper of prints and then the gallery director. His skill as an organiser brought a new direction and enlightenment to gallery staff and collection policy. His services to art were recognised with a knighthood in 1956.

Works

Mountains of Mourne, Ireland 1940 by Sir Daryl Lindsay

Mountains of Mourne, Ireland

water colour

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