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Ruby Lindsay - The Gentle Illustrator

Ruby Lindsay (1887-1919) was less well-known than her famous brothers, Percy, Lionel, Norman and Daryl, but was a talented artist in her own right.

Her brother Daryl described her as "never without a sketch-book and pencil in her hands"

While working as a commercial artist in Sydney in the early 1900's, Ruby's illustrations were published in the Bulletin and Lone Hand. After moving to London with her husband, the cartoonist Will Dyson in 1909, Ruby continued to produce delicate black and white artworks and decorations for books such as Naughty Sophia (Winifred Letts) and The Lady Marjorie Papers (Holbrook Jackson), signing her work ‘Ruby Lind' to establish her independence from her well known brothers.

Her promising career was cut short however after she contracted a fatal dose of the Spanish influenza, leaving her husband and family grieving.

A new exhibition at the Norman Lindsay Gallery, titled Ruby Lindsay, the gentle illustrator runs until early June and features some of Ruby's delicate black and white book illustrations, which show her ability to portray some of the special magic of childhood.

Exhibition dates

This exhibition runs until 9th June 2014.

Further information

For further information please contact the Gallery on 02 4751 1067.



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