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Digging in the course of the myths round Australia’s most renowned artist, a lot of which he created himself as a masterful self-promoter, this publication is the biography that Sidney Nolan merits. In an authoritative, insightful and infrequently irreverent biography that totally charts Nolan’s lifestyles and paintings, Nancy Underhill peels again the layers from a classy, expedient and manipulative creative genius. She includes the tale from Nolan’s delivery in 1917 to his loss of life in 1992, tracing his youth, his event as a advertisement artist, his involvement within the offended Penguins journal, his portray and set layout, his tricky marriages and friendships with the various 20th century’s most renowned figures: Patrick White, Albert Tucker, Benjamin Britten, Robert Lowell, Stephen Spender and Kenneth Clark.

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