Sidney Nolan was born in Melbourne, Australia on 22nd April 1917. He is internationally know for his "Ned Kelly" series of paintings. In 1956 he moved to Greece where he spent a year painting themes derived from Greek Mythology. The painting in our collection is from this period of time.
Major retrospective exhibitions of Sidney Nolan’s work have been held in Sydney in 1967, in Melbourne in both 1987 and 1992, at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1957 and in Dublin at the Royal Dublin Society in 1973. Important exhibitions of his early work have been held at Institute of Contemporary Art in London in 1962 and later in 1994 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Sidney’s work is widely represented in the state galleries of Australia, the regional art galleries in the U.K. as well as the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pittsburgh Museum of Art and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
"GREECE" 1958 oil on paper on board
Courtesy of the Sidney Nolan Trust