Sidney Nolan

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Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (1917—1992) is regarded as one of Australia's great artists.[1] He used many art forms including painting, drawing, printmaking, set design (for theatre), murals, spray painting and collage. He created over 10,000 individual art works.[1] He is famous for his set of 27 Ned Kelly paintings.[1] His friend, Sunday Reed, donated 25 of the paintings to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, where a special room has been built to display them.[2] One of the Kelly paintings was sold in March 2010 for AU$5.4 million which was the highest price ever paid for an Australian painting.[3] The other Kelly painting was bought by the National Gallery of Victoria in 2010.[4]

He was born in Carlton, Victoria on 22 April 1917. He attended Prahran Technical College and studied art at the National Gallery School in Melbourne.[1] In 1948 he moved to Sydney, New South Wales and then in 1953 he moved to London where he stayed until his death on 28 November 1992.[1]

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