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Papers of Sidney Nolan, 1915-2002
Bib ID 6263893
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Author
Nolan, Sidney, Sir, 1917-1992
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part permission required for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between 1915 and 2002] 
27.5 m (168 boxes) + 2 large folio boxes + 14 map folios. 
Summary

The collection comprises diaries and notebooks including poetry notebooks; personal correspondence with family and friends including members of the Nolan family, Manning and Dymphna Clark, Sir Robert Helpmann, Robert Hughes, Barry Humphries, Murray Bail, Russell Drysdale, Max Harris, Hal Missingham, Arthur Boyd, Kenneth Clark, Elwyn Lynn, John Reed, George Ivan Smith and Patrick White; business correspondence with galleries, museums, universities and publishing houses; financial records including the sale of paintings and art supplies; printed documentation and research materials relating to a number of projects including Paradise Garden series, Orphée, Leda and the Swan, the Antarctica paintings, Gallipoli and the Eureka Stockade mural commissioned by the Reserve Bank of Australia; photographs; press clippings, postcards and catalogues.

Biography/History

Sir Sidney Robert Nolan, painter, illustrator, printmaker and set designer, was born in Melbourne in 1917. During the 1940s, he was part of the circle of artists that art patrons John and Sunday Reed collected around them at their home, Heide, in Victoria. He was also associated with the Angry Penguins, an artistic and literary avant-garde group. He is perhaps best known for his mythologising of the story of Ned Kelly in a series of paintings created during the 1940s, now in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Nolan married three times; his second wife was Cynthia Reed, the sister of his former patron John Reed, and his third wife was Mary Perceval, nee Boyd. Knighted in 1981, he died in 1992.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 10245.

Subjects Nolan, Sidney, Sir, 1917-1992 -- Archives.  |  Artists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Painters -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Artists -- Australia -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1915-2002 
Terms of Use Copying of Sidney Nolan's copyright material is permitted for research purposes. 

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