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Australian artist

Lymburner, Francis (1916-1972)

Informal portrait of artist Francis Lymburner; taken in the artist's Park Street studio, c 1970; donated by the artist's family to the collection of the Australian War Memorial P04561.001

Lymburner trained at the Brisbane Technical College, later exhibiting with the CAS. in Sydney. He was conscripted in 1942 and assigned to the Special Hospital Corps, where he was discharged in 1944. Between 1950 and 1963 he travelled throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Predominantly figurative, his work is characterised by loose sculptural forms, influenced by French artists Jules Pascin, Georges Rouault, Chaim Soutine and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

The artwork in this exhibition

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