Five of ten talented children born in Creswick, Victoria became artists. This book provides the opportunity to see side by side the work of Percy, Lionel, Norman, Ruby and Daryl in context; to evaluate their shared influences, appreciate their individual flair and to sense the combined energy with which they played a leading role in Australia for over forty years. Eclipsed by the modernists in the post-war decades, their work was rejected for being reactionary. Certainly there is much in the Lindsay's work that is, by contemporary standards, politically incorrect, but they were, after all, very much artists of and for their time. What remains undeniable is that the Lindsays provided a dynamic and vital ingredient of Australia's developing national confidence and the robust expression in the arts that characterised the early years of the new century. AUTHOR Ursula Prunster was born in Murnau, Germany in 1950 and arrived in Australia in 1953. A graduate of the University of Sydney she taught Renaissance and Baroque art history in the Fine Arts Department at the Power Institute, University of Sydney 1972-79 while completing her masters thesis on Norman Lindsay. In 1979 she joined the staff of the Art Gallery of NSW as Assistant Curator of Australian Art; in 1984 she moved to Public Programmes, co-ordinating Gallery lecture programmes. Author of books on Shay Docking; Images of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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