Black soldier

Place Oceania: Australia, Western Australia
Accession Number ART91484
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 106 x 55 cm
Object type Print
Physical description linocut on paper
Maker Murray, Lesley
Place made Australia: Western Australia
Date made 1994
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


'Black soldier' depicts Lesley Murray's grandfather. The portrait is based on a photograph taken during the Second World War and is a private work of commemoration. It is also intended to serve as a tribute to all Aboriginal soldiers who served in the Second World War, who may not have received recognition. It is one of a series of portraits Lesley Murray completed in 1994.