Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC is one of Australia's best-known painters and printmakers.

Sidney Nolan was born in Carlton on 22 April 1917.

He was a member of Heide Circle together with John and Sunday Reed, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Arthur Boyd and John Perceval.

His most famous work is a series of bushranger Ned Kelly in the Australian Outback painted at Heide. He also painted figures including explorers Burke and Wills, and Eliza Fraser.

From 1953, based in London, he travelled extensively throughout Europe, America, Africa, Antarctica and Asia. From the 1970's, Nolan visited Australia regularly. He was knighted for his services to art in 1981, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1983.

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan | 22 April 1917 - 28 November 1992.

The Foundation Collection

The Foundation Collection is a permanent display of works at National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Gifted to the people of Australia by Sir Sidney Nolan, The Nolan Collection includes iconic works from the Kelly series.

Web Links

Sidney Nolan

Heide | Museum of Modern Art

Ned Kelly | Bushranger

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