Miguel Mackinlay in the Great War, Dorothy Erickson

Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017
Article from Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017

Miguel Mackinlay in the Great War, Dorothy Erickson


It is timely to showcase the lively drawings of an Australian on the Western Front in the Great War 100 years ago. Although the young man fought in those terrible trenches, most of his images have a quiet dignity. Only in the heat of a battle in which he was wounded, do you feel the horror of it all; his frantic charcoal marks leave an indelible impression of conflict. Miguel Mackinlay went on to become the ‘talk of the town’ being ‘hung on the line’ at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in the competitive art world of early 1930s London. He never returned to Australia.

Want to read this article in full?

Order PDF Issue Order Print Issue
List of Contents for this Issue Other Articles in this Issue Back Issues Archive
The Australiana Society acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.