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Australian artist

Bush, Charles (1919-1989)

Lieutenant Charles Bush, official war artist, paints the scene where the Japanese paratroopers landed in 1942; photographed by Sgt K.B. Davis, Oesaoe Ridge, Dutch Timor, 1945; from the collection at the Australian War Memorial 120251

Bush studied at the National Gallery of Victoria School, Melbourne, then in London with Bernard Meninsky between 1935 and 1940 and in France, Italy and Spain. He enlisted in 1940 and in 1942 was recommended to work on the 1942 and 1943 service annuals. He became an official war artist between 1943 and 1946.

The artwork in this exhibition

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