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Percy Lindsay

1870 – 1952

Percy Lindsay (1870-1952), artist, was the eldest child of Robert and Jane Lindsay, born, as were his nine siblings, in Creswick, Victoria. Percy showed an early interest in art, sketching on weekends and attending painting classes with Walter Withers before moving to Melbourne, where he briefly studied at the National Gallery School. He moved to Sydney in 1917 and took over from his brother Lionel as the principal illustrator for the New South Wales Bookstall Co, illustrating 33 of their books between 1919 and 1926 including stories by Steele Rudd and Vance Palmer. He died in Sydney in 1952.

Updated 2008