Sidney Nolan

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Sidney Nolan in the 1940s

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][2]

Nolan 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.[3] In 2010 one of the Kelly paintings was given to the National Gallery of Victoria.[4] One of the Kelly paintings not owned by the museum was sold in March 2010 for AU$5.4 million. This was the highest price ever paid for an Australian painting.[5]

Nolan was born in Carlton, Victoria on 22 April 1917.[2] 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Sir Sidney Robert Nolan". Design and Art Australia Online. 2011. http://www.daao.org.au/bio/sir-sidney-robert-nolan/. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sidney Nolan". Sidney Nolan Trust. http://www.sidneynolantrust.org/about/sidney-nolan. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. "New Home for Ned Kelly". National Gallery of Australia. 2011. http://nga.gov.au/Nolan/Index.cfm. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  4. "Nolan Artwork an Early Birthday Present for the NGV". National Gallery of Victoria. 23 April 2010. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/media_release/nolan-artwork-an-early-birthday-present-for-the-ngv/. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. Vincent, Michael (26 March 2010). "Nolan's Ned Kelly no steal at $5.4m". ABC News. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/25/2856436.htm. Retrieved 10 November 2016.