Biographical entry Ashton, John William (Will) (1881 - 1963)
- 20 September 1881
- 1 September 1963
- Artist, Gallery Director and Writer of Inscription
John William (Will) Ashton was an artist and gallery director. His academic-impressionist paintings were popular in Australia. A friend of Menzies, Ashton was a member of the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board from 1918 to 1962 (chairman from 1953). He was director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1937 to 1944.
Harper, Katherine. Ashton, Sir John William (Will) (1881-1963), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1979, accessed online 18 December 2012.