artists represented

Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan
Old diggings
1953
oil and enamel on comp. board
91 x 121.5 cm
 Sydney Nolan (1917 – 1992) is considered ‘Australia’s most internationally celebrated painter.’ His iconic Ned Kelly images are among the most recognizable examples of Australian painting.  Along with Albert Tucker and Joy Hester, Nolan was a member of the Heide circle, living with Sunday and John Reed in the 1940s. He was made a Commander of the order of the British Empire 1963; and received a knighthood (knight bachelor) in 1981. There have been several major retrospective exhibitions of his work including the touring NGV exhibition Sidney Nolan: Landscapes and legends in 1987-1988. He is represented by the National Gallery of Australia, most state galleries, the Tate Gallery in London and MOMA in New York.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 732-733