Peter Campbell, 23 July 1987
Show More Sidney Nolan: Such is life by Brian Adams.
Hutchinson, 275 pp., £16.95, June 1987, 0 09 168430 7Show More
Andrew Wyeth: The Helga Pictures by John Wilmerding.
Viking, 208 pp., £25, September 1987, 9780670817665Show More
Faces 1966-1984 by David Hockney and Marco Livingstone.
Thames and Hudson, 96 pp., £8.95, June 1987, 0 500 27464 9Show More
“... Sidney Nolan was born in Melbourne in 1916. His father was on the trams, but did rather better at illegal bookmaking. They were Irish, working-class, lapsed Catholics. Sidney left school at 14 and spent his late teens in irregular employment and part-time art education. He could not draw well enough for Mr Leyshon-White’s commercial art agency, so he ran the correspondence course ...”