and Canada
in the
Second World War
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Australian artist

Dobell, William (1899-1970)

Portrait of Sir William Dobell; reproduced with permission from the Dobell Foundation Art Gallery of New South Wales

Dobell trained at the Julian Ashton School in Sydney from 1924 to1929 and at the Slade School in London in 1929, returning to Australia in 1939. He engaged in war service, first in a camouflage unit and later in the CCC as a labourer. He was later appointed by the AWC to record the activities of the CCC.

The artwork in this exhibition

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