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Percy, Ted Dyson and Bill Dyson, c. 1899

an unknown artist

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 16.4 cm x 12.0 cm, image: 15.4 cm x 11 cm)

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.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Accession number: 2008.99

Currently not on display

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Percy Lindsay (age 29 in 1899)

Will Dyson (age 19 in 1899)

Edward Dyson (age 34 in 1899)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.