Sir Sidney Nolan

1917–1992

Sir Sidney Nolan, ‘Desert Storm’ c.1955
Desert Storm c.1955
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Biography

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (; 22 April 1917 – 28 November 1992) was one of Australia's leading artists of the 20th century. His oeuvre is among the most diverse and prolific in all of modern art. He is best known for his series of paintings on legends from Australian history, most famously Ned Kelly, the bushranger and outlaw. Nolan's stylised depiction of Kelly's armour has become an icon of Australian art.

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Artworks

Features

Tate Papers

The 1957 Rehang of Tate’s Modern British Gallery: Displaying the Contemporary ‘British School’ in the Context of John Rothenstein’s Later Career

Michael Clegg

When Tate’s modern British galleries reopened, refurbished and rehung, in 1957, the gallery’s Director John Rothenstein was entering ...

Art Term

Angry Penguins

Angry Penguins was a modernist literary and artistic movement that sought to shake up the entrenched cultural establishment of Australia ...

Blog

Work of the week, 23 January 2012: Inland Australia by Sir Sidney Nolan

Kirstie Beaven

“I find the desire to paint the landscape involves a wish to hear more of the stories that take place ...

Tate Etc

Mind fields: The changing landscape of Britain

Jonathon Porritt , Wim Wenders , Siobhan Davies , The Reverend Alan Walker , Richard A. Fortey , José Loosemore , Mark Avery , Michael Palin , Thomas Joshua Cooper , Rick Stein and David Matthews

Tate Etc. introduces eleven personal responses to artworks that reflect the changing face of a nation.

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