I wanted to know the true nature of the ‘otherness’ I had been born into. It was not a European thing. I wanted to paint the great purity and implacability of the landscape. I wanted a visual form of the ‘otherness’ of the thing not seen.
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|Birth:||22nd April, 1917|
|Death:||28th November, 1992|
Sidney Nolan was born in Carlton, an inner working class suburb of Melbourne, on 22 April 1917. He was the eldest of four children. His parents, Sidney and Dora, were both fifth generation Australians of Irish descent. Nolan later moved with his family to the bayside suburb of St Kilda. He attended the Brighton Road State School and then Brighton Technical School and left school aged 14. He enrolled at the Prahran Technical College, Department of Design and Crafts, in a course which he had already begun part-time by correspondence.
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