Lindsay, Norman

NORMAN ALFRED WILLIAM LINDSAY (1879 –1969), Australian artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeler, and an accomplished amateur boxer.[1] Lindsay is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists, producing a vast body of work in different media, including Pen Drawing, etching, watercolour, oil and sculptures in concrete and bronze.  A large body of his work is housed in the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, and many works reside in private and corporate collections. His art continues to climb in value today. In 2002, a record price was attained for his oil painting Spring's Innocence, which sold to the National Gallery of Victoria for A$333,900

Lindsay was a master of the pen. He is arguably the most celebrated Australian black and white illustrator of his time. His work at the Bulletin built the foundations of his unique characterised style.

He is known for his interpretation of the female figure in many mediums such as etching, watercolours, oils, pen and ink and pencil.  He has become an icon in the history of Australian  Art, embracing controversy and staunchly refusing to change subject styles to please the masses.