Sir Sidney Nolan Australian, 1917-1992

Overview

Sidney Nolan was born in Melbourne on 22 April 1917. During his lifetime he became recognised as one of the foremost international modern artists and today he his best known for his famous series of paintings inspired by the life of the outlaw Ned Kelly. After moving to London in 1953, Nolan travelled extensively, to Africa, the Middle East, Antarctica, China and the USA. In the last decade of his life, he lived and worked at The Rodd, on the England Wales border and was focused on the creation of large abstract spray paintings. Nolan is widely represented in the state galleries of Australia, regional galleries in the UK as well as the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pittsburgh Museum of Art and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

 

 

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