Edward Ambrose Dyson

Cartoonist, Deceased Person

1908 – 1952

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Who was Edward Ambrose Dyson?

Ambrose Dyson, often known as "Amby" or "Amb Dyson" was an Australian illustrator and political cartoonist, born in Melbourne, the son of Ambrose Dyson and Mabel Fraser, whom he married shortly before he died in Kew Asylum.

He was a student at Yarra Park State School until 1922, when he started working as a labourer, which lasted 14 years, when he took some lessons and embarked on a full-time artistic career.

In 1944 he was working as a cartoonist for the army newspaper SALT. It was there he became a friend and associate of Frank Hardy, sharing Hardy's left-wing views and joining the Communist Party of Australia. He contributed drawings to Hardy's masterpiece Power Without Glory.

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Born
Dec 15, 1908
Melbourne
Also known as
  • Ambrose Dyson
  • Amby
  • Amb Dyson
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Died
Nov 26, 1952

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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