Biographical entry Lindsay, Lionel Arthur (1874 - 1961)
- 17 October 1874
Creswick, Victoria, Australia
- 22 May 1961
Hornsby (Sydney), New South Wales, Australia
- Art Critic, Artist, Writer and Writer of Inscription
Lionel Arthur Lindsay was an artist, art critic and writer. Born in Creswick, Victoria, Lionel was a member of the Lindsay family of artists and writers. He was a close friend of Robert Menzies and the designer of Menzies' book-plate. An opponent of modern art movements, he was a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1918-29 and 1934-49). When Lindsay died in 1961, Menzies commented, '[H]e was a fascinating, generous, affectionate man, who yet found time for a certain amount of hearty intolerance and well-selected hatreds.... He will be deeply remembered with gratitude by many, many friends.'. ('P.M's Tribute to Sir Lionel Lindsay').
'P.M's Tribute to Sir Lionel Lindsay.' The Age, 24 May 1961, 4.
Smith, Bernard. Lindsay, Sir Lionel Arthur (1874-1961), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1986, accessed online 10 July 2013.