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Ruby Lindsay

1885 – 1919

Ruby Lindsay (1885-1919), artist and illustrator, left home at 16 and went to Melbourne where she studied at the National Gallery School. She worked as an illustrator, contributing drawings for publications such as the Bulletin and the Adelaide satirical journal, the Gadfly. She married Will Dyson in 1909 and travelled to London with him and her brother Norman. In England, Ruby continued to work as an illustrator. Ruby caught influenza during the worldwide epidemic of the virus in 1919 and died at the age of 32.

Updated 2008