Sir Sidney Nolan

1917–1992

Sir Sidney Nolan, ‘Kelly and Red Horse’ 1972
Kelly and Red Horse 1972
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Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (; 22 April 1917 – 28 November 1992) was one of Australia's leading artists of the 20th century. Working in a wide variety of mediums, 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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