Lynch, Francis (Guy)

Sculptor who was commissioned to do busts of several prominent Australian but is best remembered for that of The Satyr commemorating his brother Joe.

Milestone
Born
North Carlton, Victoria
1895
Arrived Sydney
1922
Died
Picton
13 May 1967
Name
Alternate
Lynch, Frank
Alternate
Lynch, Guy
Occupation
Position
1927
Relationship
Sibling
Child of
Spouse

The Life and Death of Joe Lynch

CC BY-SA 2.0
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2014

Had it not been for Kenneth Slessor's poem 'Five Bells', the death of Joe Lynch might have been just another drowning in Port Jackson, not the first, and regrettably not the last. Slessor's poem inspired John Olsen's 1963 painting, Five Bells, on permanent display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and his 1973 mural, Salute to Five Bells, installed in the northern foyer of the main concert hall at the Sydney Opera House. In the Royal Botanic Gardens near the Opera House gate, Guy Lynch's Satyr, modelled on Joe, looks out to sea to where his brother drowned and where the Manly Ferry passes on its daily route.