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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 mediums, 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 364,373 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Sidney Nolan is the 1,656th most popular painter (down from 1,351st in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Australia (down from 202nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Australian Painter.

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Among painters, Sidney Nolan ranks 1,656 out of 1,421Before him are John Henry Twachtman, Augustus John, William Beechey, Liu Xia, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Eugene J. Martin. After him are Charles Hamilton Smith, Thomas Dewing, Derek Riggs, Guity Novin, Robert Peake the Elder, and Władysław Hasior.

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Among people born in 1917, Sidney Nolan ranks 273Before him are Birger Rosengren, Luigi Cantone, Qaysin Quli, Elyse Knox, Władysław Rubin, and Jerry Wexler. After him are Brenda Joyce, Steve Cochran, Jovdat Hajiyev, Charles Sibley, Ramanand Sagar, and Tetsuo Hamuro. Among people deceased in 1992, Sidney Nolan ranks 215Before him are Severino Rigoni, Klaes Karppinen, Chingiz Mustafayev, Red Mitchell, Kathleen McKane Godfree, and Sterling Holloway. After him are Eddie Hazel, Art Babbitt, Maurice Perrin, Leo Halle, Alexander Almetov, and Peter Hirt.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Sidney Nolan ranks 253 out of 925Before him are Mervyn Rose (1930), Alycia Debnam-Carey (1993), Frank Fenner (1914), Leigh Whannell (1977), Lauren Jackson (1981), and Helen Quinn (1943). After him are Harry Kewell (1978), Kyrie Irving (1992), John Bromwich (1918), Robert Stigwood (1934), Mark Viduka (1975), and Shirley Strickland (1925).

Among PAINTERS In Australia

Among painters born in Australia, Sidney Nolan ranks 3Before him are Albert Namatjira (1902) and John Russell (1858). After him are Arthur Streeton (1867).