Dyson, Edward Ambrose. (1908 - 1952)
- 15 December, 1908
- 26 November, 1952
- Activist and Cartoonist
- Alternative Names
- Dyson, Ambrose
Artist, cartoonist and activist Ambrose Dyson was, according to author, Frank Hardy, the "greatest of the Dysons". Other details of his life as described by Hardy were as follows: He was the son of Ambrose Dyson, who was a cartoonist at the Bulletin and the nephew of the "more famous" Will Dyson and the writer Edward Dyson. His grandfather was "Flash" Dyson, a mining engineer who was said to have fought at the Eureka Stokade. He was on the staff of the Army journal "Salt" in 1944 with Hardy before joining the Communist Party in 1945 where he "worked unstintingly for the cause in which he learned to believe so deeply, combining creative art with political activity" and "exclusively for the working class movement and its press, drawing literally hundreds of cartoons." He worked on the staff of the Guardian (Dyson) and his two "finest paintings" were "Mayday March" and "Peace Festival".(Hardy)
Dyson, Ambrose. (1953) Ambrose Dyson. n.p. Ambrose Dyson Memorial Committee.
Hardy, Frank. (1953) "Ambrose Dyson - Man and Artist of the People". In Dyson, Ambrose. (1953) Ambrose Dyson. n.p. Ambrose Dyson Memorial Committee.
- Dyson, Ambrose., Ambrose Dyson, Ambrose Dyson Memorial Committee. [This scan courtesy of the University of the Melbourne Library], 1953. images PDF Details
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