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Lynch, Francis (Guy)
Guy Lynch, known in Sydney as Frank Lynch, was a sculptor commissioned to do busts of several prominent Australians in the early to mid 20th century. His works include The Satyr, modelled on his brother Joe, that sits in the Botanic Gardens, and the depiction of Aboriginal people on one of the bronze panels on the doors of the Mitchell Library as well as the Pozieres diorama in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The brothers were born in Melbourne in the 1890s into a large Irish family that moved to New Zealand in the early 1900s. Both brothers enlisted with the New Zealand army in World War I and worked as artists on their discharge. Lynch's World War I memorial statue in Devonport, New Zealand, colloquially known as 'the untidy soldier', was also modelled on Joe. The brothers moved back to Australia in the 1920s, followed by their parents, and lived in a house purchased by Guy in Gladesville.