From the Archives, 1969: Norman Lindsay dies

The Sydney Morning Herald 3 weeks ago

First published in the Sydney Morning Herald on November 22, 1969

Artist Norman Lindsay at home, 20 Feb 1969.

Norman Lindsay, one of the great figures of Australian art and literature, died at Springwood yesterday, aged 90. Mr Lindsay collapsed at his home about three weeks ago and entered Springwood Convalescent Hospital. He was taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital for special examination but returned to the Springwood hospital about a week ago on his insistence.

Norman Lindsay's "The Magic Pudding" (1918)

He had always said he wanted to die in the mountains and be buried there. He died about 3 p.m. yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Rose, and their two daughters, Mrs J. Glad, of Woolwich, and Mrs H. Marina, who lives in America, and one of three sons of a previous marriage, Jack, who lives in London.                                                                                                                                                                       A funeral service will be held at Springwood Methodist Church on Monday. Details of the funeral have not been completed. Sir Erik Langker, president of the Royal Ar Society of N.S.W. and president of the Art Gallery of N.S.W., said last night that Norman Lindsay was one of the world"s greatest illustrators. "He was a great graphic artist and as a writer he was good. "His 'The Magic Pudding' is a classic of children's books.

The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, at Faulconbridge, the Blue Mountains, set in his home and garden.

Sir Erik Langker, president of the Royal Ar Society of N.S.W. and president of the Art Gallery of N.S.W., said last night that Norman Lindsay was one of the world"s greatest illustrators. "He was a great graphic artist and as a writer he was good. "His 'The Magic Pudding' is a classic of children's books.

Sir William Dobell said, "As a young man I was a great admirer of his pen technique.  "I think he had splendid technique as an etcher and a pen draughtsman."


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