The amateur (`Who's cutting this hair, you or me?')
|Title||The amateur (`Who's cutting this hair, you or me?')|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Medium||oil on cardboard|
|Measurement||framed: 77.4 x 66.4 cm; unframed: 61 x 50 cm|
Depicts two Australian soldiers outside their billet in France, one cutting the other's hair in a rough and awkward manner. Will Dyson was the first Australian artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. Dyson was appointed an Official War Artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.