Norman A. W. Lindsay
Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1879-1969)
Australian artist and novelist Norman Lindsay was born on February 23, 1879 to Dr. Robert Charles William Alexander Lindsay (b. Londonderry, Northern Ireland 1843) and Jane Elizabeth Williams in Creswick, Victoria, Australia. "Lisnacrieve" was the name of the Lindsay home where Norman was born. It was located on Victoria Street, Creswick, next to an old Methodist Church. A modern brick house now stands on the site but a small stone monument, commemorating the centenary of the birth of Norman Lindsay is posted there.
Norman was one of ten children, Percival Charles
Lindsay (1870-1952), Robert Elliot Alexander Lindsay (1872-1951), Lionel Arthur
Lindsay (1874-1951), Mary Eleanor Beatrice Lindsay
(1877-1968 ), Norman, Pearl Irene Leanore Lindsay (1883-1968), Ruby
Lindsay (1887-1919), Reginald Graham Lindsay (1888-1916), Daryl Ernest Lindsay
(1899-1976) and Jane Isobel Lindsay (1894-1965), many of whom were equally accomplished in the arts and
distinguished in the art world. Their artistic capabilities have been attributed to their mother, and her father, the Rev. Thomas
Williams. Norman Lindsay died November 21, 1969.
During this time he married Catherine (Katie) Parkinson and had three sons, Jack (1900-1991), Raymond (1903-1960) and Phillip (1906-1958) with her. Katie left Norman about 1909 and died in 1949 in Brisbane.
In 1911, after living in England for a number of years, Norman returned to Australia and moved to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, with his second wife Rose Soady (1885-1978). Norman and Rose were the parents of two daughters, Jane (1920-?) and Helen (1921-?).
Norman Lindsay's home today, under the guidance of the National Trust, houses a great deal of his work and is the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum at Faulconbridge via Springwood in New South Wales.
The autobiography "My Mask; For What Little I Know Of the Man Behind It: An Autobiography", should provide a great source of additional information on the life of Norman Lindsay. This book was published posthumously in 1970.
Click on The Norman Lindsay Gallery to view the Gallery and Gardens of this gifted Lindsay. The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum is located at 14 Norman Lindsay Cres, Faulconbridge, Australia. Faulconbridge is located 77 km from Sidney, Australia.
The Y-chromosome DNA haplotype for the Lindsay lineage of Norman Lindsay is represented in the Lindsay International DNA database by a proven genealogical relationship with DNA Project participant L0009. See Group 7 DNA Data.
Page Initially Posted: June 26, 2001; Last Updated: September 25, 2006