Will Dyson

1880 - 1938

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The Australian artist Will Dyson came to London in 1910 and it was here that he achieved his reputation through satirical cartoons and caricatures for the Labour newspaper The Daily Herald. However, aside from his commercial work, he was a gifted engraver and original printmaker who produced a highly distinctive body of biting polemics in his printed works. After returning to Australia for a few years, Will Dyson travelled back to London via America between 1930 and 1931, exhibiting a series of satirical drypoints, Our Moderns, in New York, St Louis and London to great acclaim. Once back in London he rejoined The Daily Herald, remaining with the paper until he died, lonely and disillusioned with both cartooning and society, at the age of only 58.