Born in Melbourne in 1917, Nolan studied at the Melbourne National Art Gallery. An exhibition at the Contemporary Art Society in Melbourne of a series of his pictures of the bushranger Ned Kelly won him wide acclaim. Nolan's studies of the harsh Australian outback, using convicts, droughts and historical themes helped set the pattern from which the Australian regional school developed. In 1960 a leading British critic described him as 'one of the most outstanding painters of our time'. In 1975 Nolan presented a collection of his works to the country. These are now on permanent exhibition near Canberra. He also presented a number of paintings from his Gallipoli series to the War Museum in 1978. His works are represented in all state galleries and many overseas collections. Sidney Nolan was knighted in 1981. He died in 1992. Edit or add to this biography
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|Total number sold||Number with images||Highest price||Recent average price*|
|Works on Paper||1,204||658||A$235,250||A$7,444|
|Prints & Graphics||1,447||638||A$50,884||A$1,735|
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