Harold Freedman

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Harold Emanuel Freedman (21 May 1915 – 16 July 1999) was an artist from Victoria, Australia renowned for his work in public murals.


Harold Freedman received an education at the Melbourne Technical College from 1929 to 1935. In 1936 he worked as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. During World War II, Freedman enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and ended up being a war artist attached to the Royal Australian Air Force Historical War Records Section, along with Eric Thake and Max Newton, he was able to work as a war artist in 1944 and 1945, in Borneo, Noemfoor and around Australia.[1] His work also featured on magazine covers like New Idea magazine in the 1940s.


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  1. ^ "Flying Officer Harold Freedman". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ Christopher Allen, "Missing in Action", Weekend Australian, 6-7 May 2017, Review, p. 10
  3. ^ It's an Honour. Retrieved 3 January 2019