This post introduces you to one of Australia’s most famous painters……Sidney Nolan OM, AC (1917 – 1992).
During his lifetime he became recognised as one of the foremost international modern artists.
In his youth during the 1940’s, Sidney painted his famous series of paintings inspired by the life of the Australian bushranger…. Ned Kelly.
He was knighted in 1981 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1983.
Also he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
and a member of The Royal Academy of Arts.
There is a permanent exhibition of his art at The Nolan Collection Gallery in Canberra.
Nolan is a truly amazing and underrated painter in the world of art history…