Medium: Oil on Board
Date: 1940 Circa
Current Whereabouts: Private Collection Victoria
CHG Director’s Statement: Sidney Nolan (1917 – 1992) was one of Australia’s most revered and internationally acclaimed artists. Basing himself in London, Nolan traveled extensively, fostering an extraordinary variety of style and subject in his works.
His artwork is possibly the most unique and diverse in all of modern art. Nolan’s work ranged from his series of paintings of historic Australian legends such as Ned Kelly to the iconic Gallipoli collection. Nolan created a series of soldier portraits as part of the Gallipoli collection, showcasing his immense interest in Australian national identity as well as his desire to express his position on the Gallipoli tragedy.
Nolan was knighted in 1981 and his work is represented in the National Gallery of Art, Canberra, the Tate Gallery, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly – Outlaw sold for $2.1 million at the Deutscher and Hackett auction of artworks.
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