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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Sidney Nolan : A Life
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'Digging through the myths around Australia’s most famous artist, many of which he created himself as a masterful self-promoter, this book is the biography that Sidney Nolan deserves.

'In an authoritative, insightful and often irreverent 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 friendships with some of the twentieth century’s most famous figures: Patrick White, Albert Tucker, Benjamin Britten, Robert Lowell, Stephen Spender and Kenneth Clark.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For John, Kenneth, Zoe, Georgia and Thomas Underhill.

    In memory of my husband Peter Underhill

    With gratitude to

    Lisa, Barry, Eve and Henry Johnson

    Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2015 .
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      Extent: 416p.
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2015
      ISBN: 9781921410888

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Works about this Work

Unhatched Eggs Martin Edmond , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2015;

— Review of Sidney Nolan : A Life Nancy Underhill , 2015 single work biography
Uncharitable Caricature of a Complex Man Patricia Anderson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Sidney Nolan : A Life Nancy Underhill , 2015 single work biography
The Man Behind The Nolan Myth Phil Brown , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 June 2015; (p. 6)
'His paintings created myths but, as Phil Brown writes, a new book uncovers the fact that artist Sidney Nolan’s greatest myth-making concerned his own life.'
Portrait of Nolan, Warts and All Rosemary Sorensen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 June 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of Sidney Nolan : A Life Nancy Underhill , 2015 single work biography
Portrait of Nolan, Warts and All Rosemary Sorensen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 June 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of Sidney Nolan : A Life Nancy Underhill , 2015 single work biography
Uncharitable Caricature of a Complex Man Patricia Anderson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Sidney Nolan : A Life Nancy Underhill , 2015 single work biography
Unhatched Eggs Martin Edmond , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , July 2015;

— Review of Sidney Nolan : A Life Nancy Underhill , 2015 single work biography
The Man Behind The Nolan Myth Phil Brown , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 June 2015; (p. 6)
'His paintings created myths but, as Phil Brown writes, a new book uncovers the fact that artist Sidney Nolan’s greatest myth-making concerned his own life.'
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