LIONEL LINDSAY: CRESWICK
The children of Creswick doctor Robert Lindsay and his wife Jane were all talented drawers, and five of them developed their skills to become professional artists. Lionel, the third oldest, excelled in drawing and printmaking and was also an outstanding watercolourist, having trained as a young man in Creswick with visiting English artist Miller Marshall and later with Australian Impressionist Walter Withers.
His early training is evident in a remarkable series of scenes of Creswick which he painted while refining his craft. They include views of gold mining as well as scenes of the romantic and desolate mansion The
Image: Lionel Lindsay A mine, Spring Hill, Creswick circa 1894 (detail). watercolour and pencil on paper. Gift of Peter Lindsay, 1967. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. © Estate of Lionel Lindsay, By permission of the National Library of Australia.
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