Sidney Nolan

1917 - 1992

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Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (22 April 1917 – 28 November 1992) was one of Australia's leading artists of the 20th century. Working in a wide variety of media, his oeuvre is among the most diverse and prolific in all of modern art. He is best known for his series of paintings on legends from Australian history, most famously Ned Kelly, the bushranger and outlaw. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sidney Nolan has received more than 412,236 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Sidney Nolan is the 1,690th most popular painter (down from 1,647th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 253rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Australian Painter.

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Among painters, Sidney Nolan ranks 1,690 out of 2,023Before him are Victor Meirelles, Rik Wouters, Alexander Brullov, Augustin Hirschvogel, Sofia Adlersparre, and Mica Todorović. After him are Peder Balke, Ulrika Pasch, Mordecai Ardon, Christian Wilhelm Allers, Thérèse Schwartze, and Karl Bodmer.

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Among people born in 1917, Sidney Nolan ranks 231Before him are Bagrat Shinkuba, Yahya Petra of Kelantan, Ossie Davis, Simon Slåttvik, J. L. Mackie, and Helena Rasiowa. After him are Fyodor Khitruk, Robert Lowell, Ramanand Sagar, James Donald, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., and Robert Fano. Among people deceased in 1992, Sidney Nolan ranks 178Before him are Joseph Arthur Ankrah, Iuliu Bodola, Chuck Connors, Giuseppe Olmo, David Miller, and James Van Fleet. After him are Shirley Booth, Sandy Dennis, Vincent Gardenia, Mordecai Ardon, Margarita Aliger, and Gerard K. O'Neill.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Sidney Nolan ranks 172 out of 1,143Before him are Anna Torv (1979), Portia de Rossi (1973), Owen Davidson (1943), J. L. Mackie (1917), Sheila Fitzpatrick (1941), and Dawn Fraser (1937). After him are Peter Carey (1943), Frank Sedgman (1927), Ian Thorpe (1982), Harry Kewell (1978), Frederick Lane (1880), and Rodney Heath (1884).

Among PAINTERS In Australia

Among painters born in Australia, Sidney Nolan ranks 2Before him are Albert Namatjira (1902). After him are John Russell (1858), Arthur Streeton (1867), and Frederick McCubbin (1855).