Will Dyson: Australia's radical genius

Ross McMullin

Late in 1916 Will Dyson, talented artist and writer was officially granted an honorary commission in the AIF. Two days later Lieutenant Dyson was on his way to France to became Australia's first official war artist. His drawings of profound empathy and sympathy are complemented with exquisite writing, and remain a unique record of the Western Front experience. This is a fascinating story of the life and times of a remarkable and under-recognised Australian. Ross McMullin's book on the life of Will Dyson was awarded Highly commended at the 2007 National Biography Awards. Hard cover, illustrated, 448 pages.

Will Dyson: Australia's radical genius
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