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Sidney Nolan : a life
Sidney Nolan : a life
Underhill, Nancy2015
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Crashing through the myths around Australia's most famous artist, many of which he created himself as a masterful self-promoter, this book gives us, finally, the biography that Sidney Nolan deserves. In an authoritative biography that fully charts Nolan's life and work, Nancy Underhill peels back the layers from a complicated, expedient and manipulative artistic genius. She carries the story from Nolan's birth in 1917 to his death in 1992, tracing his early life, his experience as a commercial artist, his involvement in the Angry Penguins magazine, his painting and set design, his difficult marriages and his even more difficult friendships with some of the twentieth century's most famous figures: Patrick White, Albert Tucker, Benjamin Britten, Robert Lowell, Stephen Spender and Kenneth Clark.
Main title:
Sidney Nolan : a life / Nancy Underhill.
Imprint:
Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2015.
Collation:
xiv, 416 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes chronology of Nolan's life and career.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781921410888
Dewey class:
759.994
Language:
English
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