Paul Petroff, of the Ballet Russes
pencil and crayon
30 x 39 cm
|Having enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force, Daryl Lindsay (1889 - 1976) served as a plastic surgery artist at the Queen Mary Hospital in Sidcup, Kent, before returning to Australia in 1919 to focus on his own practice. Marriage took Lindsay to London in 1922 where his talents with watercolour grew, and he began to draw inspiration from ballet dancers. He stood as director of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1941 to 1956 where he reformed the institution's collection policies and founded the quarterly Bulletin. Lindsay spent much time in retirement developing the Lindsay room at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, the institution that supported the Lindsay family in their early art education. The author of The Felton Bequest: An Historical Record and A Leafy Tree, Lindsay was knighted in 1956 for his contribution to the arts. His works are held widely in Australian state and regional galleries.|
REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p. 617.