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Early Days:

   George Russell Drysdale was born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England, to an Anglo-Australian pastoralist family, which settled in Melbourne, Australia in 1923. Drysdale was educated at the Gee long Grammar School. He had poor eyesight all his life, and was virtually blind in his left eye from age 17 due to a detached retina.

Sir George Russell Drysdale


Personal Details


Sir George Russell Drysdale

Place of Birth

Bognor Regis, Sussex, England

Date of Birth

7 February 1912

Date of Death

29 June 1981


Artist, Painter


   Drysdale worked on his uncle's state in Queensland, and as a jackaroo in Victoria. A chance encounter in 1932 with artist and critic Daryl Lindsay awakened him to the possibility of a career as an artist. Supported by a fellow artist, Drysdale studied with the modernist artist and teacher George Bell in Melbourne from 1935 to 1938. He also made several trips to Europe; during 1938-39, he attended the Grosvenor School in London and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris.

   Works Of Sir George Russell Drysdale:

Work done by Sir George Russell Drysdale

Work done by Sir George Russell Drysdale