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Australian artist

Dadswell, Lyndon (1908-1986)

Lieutenant Lyndon Dadswell, the official A.I.F. sculptor, attached to the military history and information section; taken in Cairo, Egypt, 1942; from the collection the of the Australian War Memorial 023365

Dadswell studied with Julian Ashton between 1923 and 1925 and at the East Sydney Technical College with sculptor Rayner Hoff between 1926 and1929. He enlisted in 1940, and in 1941 was appointed an official war artist in the Middle East. He returned to Australia in 1942 suffering from a serious head wound sustained while a soldier. Dadswell became an advocate for modernist sculpture and an influential teacher.

The artwork in this exhibition

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