Thursday, May 31, 2012

At Faulconbridge, the works of Norman Lindsay are shown in his former residence, which he left to the National Trust. He was an artist, sculptor, writer, builder, ship model maker, produced etchings, and he led a very eventful diverse life that ended in 1969.
Robust women make up a hugh body of his works. Wowsers were in his sights.
As part of the war effort, Lindsay had painted war posters, so his second wife feared enemy occupation in WW2 and shipped a selection of works to the USA for safe keeping.  Unfortunately, while the crates were on a train they caught fire outside Scranton PA and much of that collection was lost.  The internet reveals the illustrated bio and more, and one link is found here

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