Norman Lindsay

Norman Alfred William Lindsay (22 February 1879 – 21 November 1969) was an Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeler, and an accomplished amateur boxer.He was born in Creswick, Victoria.
Lindsay is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists, producing a vast body of work in different media, including Pen Drawing, etching, watercolour, oil and sculptures in concrete and bronze.
A large body of his work is housed in his former home at Faulconbridge, New South Wales, now the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, and many works reside in private and corporate collections. His art continues to climb in value today.Wikipedia

His sumptuous nudes were highly controversial, and in 1939, several were burned by irate wowsers in the United States who discovered them when the train in which they traveled caught fire. Interestingly enough, Norman had actually sent them to the United States to protect them from the impending War!
Lindsay also created a scandal when his novel "Redheap" was banned due to censorship laws. Many of his novels have a frankness and vitality that matches his art.
Norman within Popular Culture
Sam Neill played a fictionalized version of Norman Lindsay in John Duigan's movie Sirens (1994), set and filmed primarily within the Gallery grounds. James Mason and Helen Mirren starred in Age of Consent (1969), Michael Powell's adaptation of Lindsay's 1935 novel. (

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