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This is an auction for SIDNEY NOLAN: SUCH IS LIFE - A BIOGRAPHY by Brian Adams.

‘Sidney Nolan is a genius, and a genius cannot do what he wants, still less what his admirers want him to do. He is under orders – Genius comes from somewhere else.’
- Kenneth Clark

"Sidney Nolan was born in Melbourne in 1916. in the mid-1940s, he painted a sequence of pictures of the life and death of the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly which were to be his most famous work. Kenneth Clark was struck by one of his paintings in a group exhibition and suggested he would do well in England. It was good advice, and Nolan became an established artist in Europe. His working life became a series of journeys, sometimes back to Australia, but also to Antarctica, Africa and America, which were often the occasion of new sequences of paintings. He became a popular provider of book jackets (C P Snow and Patrick White, for example), and of stage sets for ballet and opera. The Queen bought his pictures, and he was knighted and awarded the OM. Nolan went to Sweden to accept Patrick White’s Nobel Prize. The great achievement of Nolan’s early years as a painter was to find a way of evoking the strangeness of Australian landscape, and to see that landscapes painted in that mode could be peopled with characters and buildings, painted in a primitive style, which could carry a story.”
- London Review of Books

Large format hardback 1991.

255 pages.

Illustrated throughout.

A name has been clipped from the fly leaf. Otherwise, very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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