B. 1874 – 1961
Lionel Lindsay was a member of the noted Lindsay family, brother to fellow artist Norman Lindsay and former Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Daryl Lindsay. Like his siblings, Lindsay had an early passion for printmaking and drawing, coming of artistic age with the “black & white” art movement that seized Australian art at the turn of the twentieth century.
Lindsay found success as a printmaker and was taken up by leading London fine print dealer Colnaghi. He published two books in his lifetime, one of which, ‘Addled Art’, represents one of the most strident attacks on modern art ever produced in Australia. He was a long-serving Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, was knighted in 1941 and is represented across public collections.