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Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay

Birth and Nationality

One of Australia’s greatest artist and cartoonist, also a writer, amateur boxer, and sculptor, Norman Lindsay was born in Creswick, Victoria on 22nd of February 1879. He was the fifth of ten children of Robert Charles William Alexander Lindsay, an Anglo-Irish surgeon, and Jane Elizabeth Lindsay, a missionary.


Norman Lindsay was given education at the local public school. Later, he transferred at Creswick Grammar School where he became the editor of Boomerang, the school’s unofficial school paper.

Spouse and Children

Norman Lindsay married Catherine Agatha Parkinson on May 23, 1900. They had three sons namely Jack, Raymond, and Philip. After 19 years, Norman and Catherine got divorced.

Recognition, Works, and Awards

In 1901, he worked in the Sydney Bulletin and was eventually promoted as the paper’s chief cartoonist.� In the World War I, he was asked to illustrate a series of propaganda banners for the Allies. Norman showcased his skills in writing stories and novels, and expressing art in several mediums. His works were regularly displayed in special exhibits, in the Society of Artists,and in the Australian Water-Colour Institute. Norman Lindsay was hailed as Australia’s greatest artist during his time.


Norman Lindsay died on November 21, 1969 and his remains were buried in Springwood Cemetery. Currently, majority of his works are displayed in his old house at Faulconbridge, New South Wales called the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum.

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